What Makes Indonesian Rattan Different? The Types, Capacity, and Capability

Talking about Indonesia and its rattan production, we’re talking about the world’s biggest rattan producing country. Supplying more than 85 % rattan around the globe, and handling more than 700.000 tons of rattan every year. Indonesian rattan was grown in Borneo, Sumatera, Sulawesi, and Papua, 4 big islands in Indonesia that has the ideal climate for rattans to thrive and grows and giving the best quality rattan for many craftsmen and factories, producing one of the most beautiful items that brighten up many of the world’s great places. 

After being harvested, most Indonesian rattan are sent to Cirebon, West Java to be processed. Making goods from rattan, we can’t directly process all the rattan straight after they’re harvested, but in the process, we also have to know the types of rattan and their uses. There are 312 types of rattans that grow in the jungles and forests all across Indonesia, but only a few of them are quite reliable to be used in furniture and home decoration making. Some types of rattan, such as Manau, were chosen because of their resistance to humid and saline environment, while others, such as Kooboo and Jawit, were chosen because of their flexibility and relatively similar size, and several others such as Kooboo Gray and CL were chosen because of their attractive colours.

After selecting the type of rattan to be used, rattan will go through different processing to produce different functions. rattan can be peeled into Fitrite and Core, the skin can be taken into Lasio for accents in rattan products, and so on. There’s a lot of process in making rattan goods that we find really interesting, and we fell in love with it. 

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