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Also known as Wicker, Rattan is from Calamus Daemonorops and Korthalsia genera in Palmea family. It is abundant in tropical Asian regions and is distinct from the most common plant species because its leaves are not formed into a crown. Typically, the plant can be found 3,000 meters above sea level. Those that grow in wild and hilly tropical areas are made as furniture and other items. To give you a peek at how rattan can be used in the market, here are a few benefits of rattan:
Perhaps the most popular use of the rattan; this is a very large industry where its products include chairs, tables, mats, sofa, and many others. These are not only as decoration to homes but also are important things that are useful in the everyday lives. Most offices, restaurants, and resorts choose Rattan as a material for their furniture.
HANDICRAFT AND ARTS
Rattan is flexible, strong, and durable, which makes it a good material for crafts and other artistic items. Natives with expertise in art and craftsmanship bring out the true beauty of Rattan. Museums exhibit some brilliant works out of it and are also used in martial arts. The Philippines boasts of its unique Arnis, a self-defense material, made of Rattan.
RATTAN AS A HOUSING MATERIAL
Most of the locals from countries with abundant Rattan use the aid of this strong plant for their home-building projects and goals. Primarily, the plant’s skin is utilized for weaving and is heavily used as housing material in the rural places.
FOOD SOURCE AND MEDICINAL PROBABILITY
The innermost part of the plant together with its shoot is edible and is being included in local delicacies of some specific countries. Its fruit can also be eaten and can be fermented to produce vinegar. They release a certain type of resin known as the “dragon’s blood”, which is believed to contain medicinal properties. The resin is also used to dye wood and all wood products.