Wicker is simply woven fiber formed into a rigid material, you might have seen it used in baskets or chairs. It is often made of plant based materials, like rattan or bamboo, but plastic fibers are also used today, like paper-wrapped high tensile wire or resin. Plastics can have any color and shape these days, has you can guess, but Rattan also accepts paints and stains like many other kinds of wood, so it is available in many colors; and it can be worked into many styles.
These materials can usually be used indoors as well as on outdoor, making them perfect for garden or patio furniture. Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, and for the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsman can produce.
Wicker is still a popular material and not just for the traditionalist anymore. Antique wicker products are still highly sought after by collectors. Architects have also found wicker to be a great opportunity to create inspiring and innovative projects.