Wicker is a collective word used to define any woven furniture. Wicker furniture is often made with natural materials like Ratan, Bamboo, and Cane. Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, as well as the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsperson can create. In furniture, such as benches, chairs, stools, and other seating devices, a frame is typically made of stiffer materials, after which more plant material is woven into the frame to filling it. A strengthening frame is not required in a shorter piece such as a basket, so the whole piece is woven from the wicker material.