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The Origin and History of Rattan Furniture

      In the long history of human social development, rattan with a unique charm and craftsmanship, and we have forged long ago indissoluble bound. According to "Book of Changes," the record, the Paleolithic, human plant bark is woven into a net (mesh pocket), Yuyao Hemudu ruins unearthed reed seats, about 7,000 years ago. In 1958, in Zhejiang Huzhou Qianshan Yang Village Neolithic sites unearthed bamboo about 200 pieces, most of which strips after grinding processing. Tang Dynasty, straw mat production is very common. At the end of the nineteenth Century China's rattan fabric has begun to export.
      Rattan furniture is one of the world's oldest varieties of furniture, the earliest by the European merchant ships in the 17th century into Europe. The baskets were found in Egypt, dating back to the year 2000 BC, and in Roman frescoes the portrait of an official man sitting on a wicker chair is often visible. In ancient India and the Philippines, people use vine to a variety of furniture, or rattan cut into thin and flat rattan, edited into a variety of patterns, do back, do cabinet door or rattan .
      Before the Han Dynasty, high-footed furniture has not yet appeared, people sit and use furniture for seats, couches, which have woven rattan seats, rattan seats and bamboo mats general called bamboo mat, was a higher-level seats. Rattan mat was a relatively simple rattan furniture. Since the Han Dynasty, due to the development of productivity, rattan craft level, rattan chair, rattan bed, rattan box, rattan screen, rattan utensils and rattan crafts have appeared. Fujian Quanzhou Museum Ming Dynasty Zheng He's wreck on the vines to save the rattan furniture, which are confirmed at the time of China's rattan furniture development level. In the existing exquisite furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there are seats are rattan seat surface.
      In fact vine texture hard, strong toughness, this feature has long been our ancestors found that, and widely used in production and life, to bring people to nature, convenient, comfortable, beautiful enjoyment of life. Such as the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, "Guangdong new language" there is recorded: "Lingnan vine at most, goods in the world, the woven rattan, ten and eighty-nine." In the Xinhua Dictionary on the detailed interpretation of rattan, such as: rattan cup, rattan wine glass. Rattan, rattan shield. ); Rattan drum, a drum. Made from rattan skin. A paper made from rattan in ancient times. Rattan chairs, rattan bed, rattan basket and so on. All this shows that vines have played an indispensable role in our lives since ancient times.

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