›Rattan is a staple in wicker furniture. Here's why it can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
business08:12Rattan is a staple in wicker furniture. Here's why it can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.Rattan is a naturally renewable climbing palm typically used in furniture labeled as wicker, which is th...e term for how it’s woven. And the price tag for this furniture is usually high: a real rattan chair can cost over $1,000, and as a material, it’s almost three times the price of bamboo! But getting rattan is complicated. What makes it so hard to harvest? And is that the reason it’s so expensive?