Chair cane is the outside bark of rattan which grows in Eastern tropical areas. The outer bark (cane) is stripped off leaving the inside core which is generally called reed. The outer bark is cut into various widths for usage in cane seating or for wrapping and lashing other materials together. The inner core is processed to make different shapes (round, flat, oval, etc.) for use in basketry, seating and wicker furniture. There are many variations of caning, so if you are unsure, contact us. The material is also available if you wish to do it yourself.