Wicker Cane Rattan & Woven Baskets - Australia
Whether you want a wicker, cane, rattan, straw or woven basket large or small, square or rectangular then you should take a look at the product offering from French Knot. Our lovely basket range includes hampers, caddies, picnic baskets and storage pieces that are sure to elevate the style of your home while also being a functional addition to your space.
Our selection is perfect for adding a rustic touch to your kitchen, tidying up the magazines in your living room, or acting as a new home for your laundry. Our rattan, cane and wicker range acts as a perfectly elegant solution to your storage worries.
We have some of the best rattan, cane and wicker baskets for storage on offer online in Australia and you can save as they are all at amazing prices. Our fabulous selection is sure to have the basket you have been searching for, be it a basket to store your bread, your eggs, your dirty laundry or even baskets for your dog! A wicker storage basket will look great in your house.
Many of our woven baskets have been woven by hand and will look beautiful in your home.
All of our hand woven pieces make a great storage basket. Whether you need something to store the throws in your living room or a blanket box to store your bed linen I am sure that you will find something suitable in our collection. They not only look beautiful they are also wonderfully practical as a woven storage basket. The great thing about natural woven storage baskets is that they can add a touch of elegance to almost any room. Maybe you are using them as storage baskets for laundry or to store wood for your open fire or for your magazine collection. Either way, once you put stuff in them they have a magical way of making the room look tidy. Why not have a set of them that you use in different rooms for the same purpose or mix and match to give more of an eclectic look.
Carry Basket With Handles
Looking for a useful carry basket with handles? We have some gorgeous totes that are both functional and stylish.
Many of our handwoven pieces work beautifully as shelf baskets. Whether you go for a square basket or a rectangular basket depends on your individual taste and the area in which you want to fit the piece. Get an elegant storage solution with French Knot's hand woven items.
We hope that you get as much enjoyment from them as we get from choosing them.
You can get round baskets, square baskets, white ones, big ones and rectangle ones and we ship baskets all over Australia, so whether you live in Western Australia or Tasmania you can enjoy them.
What is wicker?
Wicker is a style of weaving technique commonly used in furniture, baskets and other decorative items. It can be made from a variety of materials including natural fibres such as rattan, bamboo or willow. Wicker furniture is known for its durability and versatility, making it a popular choice for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wicker furniture and home decor items are available in a wide range of styles, colours and designs, allowing you to quickly and easily find piece which match your own personal taste and home decor. From cosy rattan armchairs to elegant wicker baskets, wicker pieces add a touch of warmth and texture to any space. Whether you're looking for furniture for a new home or you just want to add natural accents to your current decor, wicker is a fantastic choice for creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere.
How is wicker made?
Known for its strength and durability, wicker is a weaving technique involving weaving thin strips of material to create a pattern. The wicker-making process starts by selecting the material, typically a type of flexible plant fibre or wood such as rattan. The material is cut into thin, long strips and soaked in water to make it pliable. Once these strips are fully soaked expert craftsmen weave them together using a variety of techniques creating your finished basket.
The weaving process is done by hand and, depending on the complexity of the design and the desired level of precision, can also be assisted with machinery. Once the wicker piece is complete it is usually stained to make it stronger. Wicker is a popular material choice for furniture and home decor items due to its versatility and durability. We stock wicker pieces in a wide range of styles and designs so you can find the perfect piece for any taste and budget. Whether you're looking for traditional, modern or even rustic styles we have the perfect wicker piece to perfectly complement your home decor.
What is rattan?
Rattan is a climbing palm native to the tropical regions of Asia, Africa as well as Australasia. It's known for its long stems which can grow several hundreds of feet in length, making it ideal for use in wicker weaving for furniture and home decor items. It's durable, flexible nature makes it easy to shape into a variety of designs, making it the perfect choice for your next indoor or outdoor furniture.
Rattan furniture and home decor items have an organic natural look which adds warmth and texture to any space. It's available in a range of styles, from traditional to modern and can be stained or painted to match any style of home decor. Rattan is also a sustainable material, growing quickly and easily making it easily renewable. This makes rattan a fantastic choice for any environmentally-conscious consumer trying to reduce their environmental footprint whilst still enjoying a beautiful and functional piece of home decor. Whether you're looking for a stylish rattan armchair, a sleek rattan lampshade or a beautiful rattan basket we have the piece to suit your style and budget.
Where are the rattan products made?
Rattan is produced in many different countries around the world. Some of the largest producers of rattan furniture and decor are located in Indonesia, the Phillipines and Vietnam. These countries have long histories of crafting high quality rattan pieces with many skilled artisans working tirelessly to create beautiful home decor pieces which can be enjoyed for years to come.
Here at French Knot we source all of our rattan products from suppliers who source their materials and products responsibly. When you purchase rattan furniture from us you can feel good knowing that you are supporting a sustainable practise and also supporting the livelihoods of skilled artisans while also helping to preserve this beautiful craft for future generations to enjoy.
How do they get the different rattan colours?
Rattan is a naturally light brown material, but it can also be naturally aged in water to change the colour to a soft grey-ish colour that is so popular for farmhouse and Provincial style decorating. Rattan can also be stained or painted in order to achieve a wide variety of different colours. Staining is the most common way of colouring rattan, involoving the application of a stain or due to the surface of the material. This penetrates the rattan and creates a permanent finish to your rattan furniture.
As well as staining, rattan can also be painted to achieve a specific design or fit into a colour palette. Painting provides a uniform finish and also allows for a greater variety of colour choices or patterns. By using a combination of staining and painting artisans can create the perfect rattan piece to suit any style or home decor.
How do they make the products?
Rattan is a sustainable and versatile material and has become increasingly popular in the world of homewares thanks to its durability as well as its unique aesthetic. The process of transforming rattan into stunning pieces of furniture and home accessories begins when the rattan vines are harvested. These vines are carefully selected and extracted, ensuring that the surrounding environment is preserved to allow the rattan vines to continue growing. Once the vines have been harvested they are sorted by size and quality and then transported to the place of manufacturing.
To craft the rattan homewares products involves a blend of traditional techniques as well as modern technologies and innovations. The skilled artisans begin by cleaning the vines. They can then be used whole, or else stripped of their outer skin to reveal the inner core. The whole canes, stripped canes and also the strips of bark can all be used to weave. Soaking the rattan vines in water makes it pliable and easy to shape. The artisans then weave and bend the rattan into intricate shapes and patterns, forming a wide variety of homeware items such as baskets, chairs, tables and also decorative pieces. After the desired shape is achieved it is then left to dry, helping to maintain the new form.
Browse our whole range of beautiful rattan and furniture.