Wicker history

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The wicker is a vegetable fibre. It is made from a shrub of  the willow family and it is weaved to create furnitures, baskets and another usefull objects.  In the weaving process it is use the stem and the branches with the different thickness.

In furniture, often a frame is made of stiffer materials, after which more pliant material is woven into the frame to fill it. In a smaller piece such as a basket, a strengthening frame is not needed so the entire piece is woven from the wicker material. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture. Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, and for the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsman can produce.

According to its History, Wicker has been documented as far back as ancient Egypt. It has been proposed that the extensive use of wicker in the Iron Age may have influenced the development of the woven patterns used in Celtic art.  n recent times, its aesthetic was influenced heavily by the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the 20th century.