Myanmar handmade rattan products creation

A brief history and explanation of making rattan products step by step explanation,

splitting machine 1a splitting machine 2aSplitting Rattan

Rattan is a solid cane and processing of our products use both broken inside “The Core” to model strong and stable frameworks also “skin” of rattan used to weave the fabric tightly. First, the skin is divided by the bone using a machining as shown in the lower left. This separates the skin of the base of wicker strips 2-2.2mm rough skin. The back side of the skin is not smooth for the fabric and then weaving necessary to shave the skin back to ensure rattan is flat for even when woven texture structure.


The structure of rattan products is very strong to ensure consistency of shapes and sizes while accurate. Our craftsmen create the form of nail together rattan cane that form the structure of wicker products.

Rattan Weaving

After a framer has created the first line of the broken frame our weavers then use a width of 2 mm to knit the skin around the poles rattan rattan and hold the structure together in a lasting strong. After each pole is woven / layer returns the product back to the framer to add another layer / pole of the framework for continuing weaver weaving and so on.

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Incoming Quality Control

Our products are woven into the villages to endure employs approximately 700 people in the village of Kyi Kyi about 4 hours drive from Yangon. After the products are woven are sent to our factory for quality control, color and export, as shown below. The first part of our quality control starts according to the products reached the factory where it is found correct size, shape and texture good.

Weaving Furniture & Large Items in the Factory

All furniture are woven in the factory, as it takes considerable experience in creating the structure of wicker products to ensure they are stable and of high quality for the international export market. Below is a video showing two weavers weave a sofa.


Our finished product has a nice soft touch to the product. When the products arrive at our factory area broken that are quite difficult and so we have to soften the skin using a soft sandpaper. A team of about 20 girls ensures the surface is smooth before initiating quality control.

Blow torch to remove the loose rattan hair

When the products arrive at the village weavers all items have small hairs rattan lose. To quickly remove hair, products are quickly blasted with a blowtorch to remove hair lost.

Quality Control

We are proud of our high quality. Many of our quality control personnel have been working for more than 20 years in the industry as the first wicker baskets have been exported from Myanmar. Quality control is a slow process, in which all the little hairs woven rattan and wicker all skin damage caused during transport by the weavers of the village for our factory are removed, they must be removed and replaced.

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Our coloring actually passes through a series of steps for different colors and not a slightly different process. Rattan absorbs a large amount of color material, and after the first staining step is saturating and seal rattan with a glaze. This is brushed by hand. Once dry, then we can make the color shown in the video below to finally seal the color with a lacquer to give their products a fresh vibrant glow.

Removing the varnish

To get customers require one black paint colors used, but when applied to the rattan is brown when removed.

Final Quality Checking Before Packing

Before packing there is a final check by our experienced staff and administrators. Control the shape, the quality of the texture and color is correct.

Spraying Lacquer

To seal products and to give the products a shinny look crisp final phase of coloration is sealed with paint products.

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