Rattan is one of the products of Indonesia’s natural wealth. Rattan originates and grows in tropical forests such as the tropical forests of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Papua. Rattan grows well only in areas with tropical climates. In order to develop perfectly, on the other hand there is the role of the Host Tree which keeps the rattan growing and not dying.
Rattan has many benefits, such as for making chairs, beds, baskets, frames. The main reason for using rattan as a basic material for making handicrafts is rattan be a natural resource that maintains natural sustainability, environmentally friendly, and does not interfere with other natural products in the forest (large trees and wood). Rattan will be harvested every 2 years. Try to Imagine, if the wood is continuously harvested? the rattan will die and not grow again, the forest will not be preserved and the environment will be deforested. The risks posed are floods, landslides, and forest fires.
Natural rattan generally has dry physique and skin. By buying natural rattan, you are similarly protecting the forest, such as natural wood products are still well preserved, and protecting orangutans, a typical Indonesian animal that is protected. He lives and takes refuge in the forest. What happens if our forests are barren? orangutans will not live well and will even be rare. Plants and trees will die.
By keeping the income of rattan farmers stable, maintaining forest security, protecting the lives of forest animals, and environmentally friendly materials, continue to buy products made from natural rattan. Currently natural rattan is very popular with everyone, and is back as a furniture trend in 2020 and will be sustainable.
Environmentally friendly products will be found anywhere and anytime because they will always be products that consumers are interested in. So that, we better buy handicrafts made from natural rattan.