Meticulously woven using rattan and held together with knots, no glue, each chair is an individual work of art with no two being the same.
Making and weaving a Malawi chair is a long labour intensive process which takes months of planning. The Tiliaceae shrub is used as jute for the weaving of the chairs. The shrub grows in the summer months and the long roots are harvested, coiled and dried. In the winter months there is no material available to weave these chairs, therefore weaving is limited to about 8 months of the year.
These chairs are extremely hard wearing and strong. The natural chairs can get damp– but drying quickly is essential, as it is an organic product and must not stay damp for long periods, as mould can settle.
Country of origin~ Malawi, Africa.
Materials~ Organic material including river reeds and dried Tiliaceae shrub (jute)
Dimensions~ 70cm W x 60cm D x 80cm H. Seat height 40-42cm H.
All measurements are approximate.
Each piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is celebrated as 'made by hand', making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.