Cane Weaving

Hand-woven rattan cane features in every piece of our collection. Hailing from India's weaving communities they expertly complete this important step in the production process for Studio Botanica and are unrivaled in their skill.

Cane Weaving

Cane weaving has always required dedication and patience. The hand-woven rattan cane weaving used in each build take several days for a single weaver to complete. Most pieces from Studio Botanica's Pierre Jeanneret collection contain hand-woven rattan cane and are available in the Grid Weave and Diamond Weave finish.

Our cane is also sourced locally and harvested in a sustainable way. Rattan Cane comes from a palm plant; it is a type of vine that climbs up the trunks and branches of trees and commonly found throughout India and South-East Asia.

A skilled cane weaver learns the Grid and Diamond pattern through decades of learning. The process begins by harvesting the cane; hand-peeling and drying it using traditional methods without any chemical or machine treatment. This ensures hand-made authenticity that respects the chairs durability, original design and integrity.

  • Grid Weave

    The Grid Weave is the more traditional weaving method for rattan cane. Most of the original pieces from the Chandigarh Collection from the 1950s use the Grid Weave pattern for their seat and back rest. Its structure is more simple than the Diamond Weave leading to a more calm visual appearance.

  • Diamond Weave

    The Diamond Weave is the more commonly seen pattern used in furniture made with woven rattan cane. Hence, it is more recognizable and gives the piece a modern look. In addition, the structure is more complex than the Grid Weave pattern which gives the texture a softer touch.