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Roundup: Rattan

If you've dismissed rattan as a material best used for porch furniture or British colonial decorating schemes, think again. Rattan is now being incorporated into some thoroughly modern silhouettes, and can be found in unexpected accents.

Curious about rattan's history? It comes from the Rattan Palm, which has over 100 species, though only 20 can be used for furniture. And rattan has an ancient history of use in human civilization — it was used during biblical times as a material for chariots!

While I didn't find any chariots on the interior design market, I did find plenty of other tempting offers. Check out some of my favorites when you

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