Wicker is hard woven fiber formed into a rigid material, usually used for baskes or furniture. Wicker is often made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are also used.
Materials used can be any part of a plant, such as the cores of cane of rattan stalks, or whole thicknesses of plants, as with willow switches. Other popular materials include reed and bamboo.
Often a frame is made of stiffer materials, after which more pliant material is used to fill in the frame. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often. It is often used for porch and patio furniture.