Tracing the Trends of #Wicker Furniture through History
Wicker furniture has a long history that spans nearly 5,000 years to the present day. The word wicker is of Scandinavian descent and originates from the word wika which means “to bend” and vikker which means willow. Wicker has been around for thousands of years and is in fact one of the oldest furniture making techniques recorded by history.
In order to understand the history of wicker furniture, it’s important to be able to distinguish the difference between wicker and rattan (see related topics). Wicker is a type of weave and rattan is the material. The two terms are often mistakenly used interchangeably. Originally used as a basket weaving technique, wicker evolved to be used to make many different items.