Types of Natural Fiber for Furniture in Indonesia

Why banana leaves as natural fiber for furniture? It is because they are large, flexible, and waterproof.
Our artisans use them a lot to make exceptional natural fiber based furniture.
They are, once dry, braided and used to make mainly chairs, sofas and small pieces of furniture or mirror frames.
All chairs and sofas are supplied with cushions for better comfort.

Natural Fiber - raw banana leafs

Banana Leaf


Bamboo is in fact a grass from the plant family known as Poacea and grows simply and wholeheartedly in several varieties.
It is considered one of the quicker growing plants on the planet! Bamboo poles grow an usual estimate of 24 inches or more per day.
Bamboo, a durable material and extendable resource, is being used more and more in furniture as a replacement for cedar, mahogany, and other popular hardwood lumbers.
Not only is this many-sided plant used for furniture, but it is also used structurally for buildings, textiles, and as a food source.

Material bamboo from factory Baliartfurniture

The Cocos nucifera tree is a large palm, up to 30m tall, with pinnate leaves 4-6m long and pinnae 60-90cm long.
The wood and leaves are used in Indonesia for making furniture such as beds, armchairs and small furniture, and the dried leaves are used to make mirrors or lamps.
The shell of the fruit is used to make table utensils, such as bowls, cutlery, table mats but also used to make jewelry like earrings.

Natural Fiber - Coconut Shell

Coco Shell

Korai Grass

It is made with long silky Korai grass which grow principally in Tamilnadu, especially in Karur. Korai grass is a weed that grow straight up to 3 to 4 feet and have an umbrella like delicate construction on the top.
It has an open purple brown feathery flower.
The features like flexibility and silkiness made people to think about using it for making sleeping mats at those time.
Now, upon with sleeping mats the grass is converted to table mats runners, baskets and many other decor and utility items.

Natural fibber - korai grass pot: wholesaler Baliartfurniture

Moving toward the origin of rattan, almost of them are native to the tropical regions such as Africa, Asia and Australia but it principally grows in Indonesia, about 70% of them, and distributed in the jungles of Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatera.
The fact that it can grow up to hundreds of meters long makes rattan an bountiful, durable resource. It is an appealing resource because it is easier to harvest than wood, easier to ship and it grows faster than trees. Notwithstanding its delicate aspect, rattan is considered as one of nature’s strongest materials.


A rope is a group of threads, plies, fibers, or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger, stronger shape.
The rope can be made from any long, stringy fibrous material, but is usually made from some synthetic or natural fiber.
Our artisans make chairs and mirrors with natural braided fibers.

Woven seagrass can be used productively in a wide range of products such as carpets, baskets and more.
Rugs from seagrass make an affordable option. Non-absorbent, and stain resistant, dirt can be easily brushed from them. Combined with the virtues of low price, and high quality, seagrass products make profitable items.

Natural fibber Seagrass vases Baliartfurniture


Water Hyacinth

The water hyacinth scientifically called Pontederia crassipes
The water hyacinth is a free-floating unchanging aquatic plant or hydrophyte origin from tropical and sub-tropical.
In north-east India, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam the water hyacinth’s stems are used as a braiding material and a source of fibers.
Strings of dried fibers are woven or interrelated jointly to shape a braid or cord used for making bags, footwear, wreaths, hats, vases, Christmas lanterns, and more attractive products.

Indonesian wholesaler in water hyacinth basket: Style Baliartfurniture

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