If you’re an expat living in Vietnam for less than ten years in a rented house but want to decorate your home in the most stylish way, rattan should be your first choice. The cheap, eco-friendly material brings a touch of Asia and has a timeless rustic charm.
For over 5,000 years since Vietnam was founded, rattan has been used to make products for daily life. Over the centuries, some people even used it to make weapons to fight invaders. Nowadays, rattan and bamboo are used to produce artistic handicraft products for export globally. Thanks to its strong, stable, and exceptionally easy characters, rattan is suitable for furnishing terraces and gardens as well as for interior decoration. It can even be combined with other materials, such as iron, bamboo or glass, to fit an interior style.
In Hanoi, people can find many rattan items along Quang Trung Street in Hai Ba Trung district or head up to a newly-opened rattan shop in Thuy Khue Street in Ba Dinh district. The tiny shop has a range of little items, include rugs, mats, baskets, wardrobes, pots, planters, tea tables and kid’s cradles on display, at prices ranging from VND100,000 to VND3,000,000. Larger items, such as sunbeds with cushions, benches, swings, outdoor chairs and dining sets need to be ordered. A nationwide shipping service is available.
Rattan and Bamboo Shop
156 Thuy Khue St.,
Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi