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ra tan

  • n  climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
  • n  the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes
  • n  a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms

  • Given its associations with decaying hill stations and hippy hovels, rattan furniture has not traditionally had good press.
  • On a fine, Monday morning, the women of Tembi gather in a pleasant pavilion in the center of town to construct nested rattan boxes for Marshall Field's, the Chicago-based .
  • Woven rattan baskets, bamboo ladders and other simple items sold well.
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  • Design picks: wicker accessories
    Wicker and rattan add a natural-but-classic look to a design scheme. Wicker and rattan home accessories have come quite a long way. Now these materials are being used for modern, fashionable, even...
    July 2, 2013 - KFJX Pittsburg

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