Original Malawi Furniture

Properly Handmade since 2009.

The origins of Malawian Furniture goes back to the 70's. Each authentic piece takes up to 14 days to produce by a single Malawian craftsman. The Malawi Cane Chair is an iconic piece of Malawi history and is hand-woven from 100% natural, Malawian rattan cane.

All our pieces go through an intensive, three day long, fumigation process, which sanitises the wood, before we import them to Cape Town, South Africa. Our strict quality control and packaging process ensures your order will arrive in perfect condition right at your door.

The end result is an authentic, high quality, timeless feature piece that can be used in both an indoor and outdoor setting. By purchasing this chair you are directly supporting Malawian artisans and their families. Help support our goal and place these beautiful pieces in all corners of Africa and the world.

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Malawi Furniture Cane Chairs made in Malawi, Hand-woven.

Malawi craftsmen have really perfected these traditional designs in recent years. The artisans first build a frame, for the chair, using wood from a blue gum tree. Each chair contains natural cane fibre, bamboo and blue gum. Blue gum is locally-available and is used over many platforms due to its strength. 

Malawi Furniture Cane Chairs made in Malawi, Hand-woven.

Caring for your Malawi Cane


Keep cane out of direct sunlight and heat in order to prevent it from getting brittle over time. Sealing the cane using a high-oil content furniture polish keeps the cane supple. Lemon oil or mineral oil (used sparingly) applied to the cane furniture once a year is sufficient to keep it maintained.


We highly recommend sealing your cane with our UV resistant and water-resistant sealant in order to prolong the life of your furniture.

Rain & Damp

Keep your cane covered and out of rainy, humid conditions. Keeping cane in these damp conditions may result in the cane becoming dark, dull and sometimes mouldy. If your cane develops dark mouldy spots, simply use soapy water and a scrubbing brush to remove.


Distribute the weight evenly. Cane furniture is designed to be used in a for sitting on, and not suitable for concentrated weight. Never kneel or stand on the cane furniture as this may cause the woven cane to split or break.


A cushion makes our already comfortable cane furniture even more luxurious. A cushion is also used to distribute a users weight evenly, thereby saving the individual strands from having to carry the weight. This results in the furniture having an overall longer life.

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Shipping & Return Policy

We offer FAST SHIPPING to all our customers to anywhere in South Africa. Local orders are shipped via our Express Courier service. You may view the latest shipping times on the related product page.

Once your purchase has shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number to let you know exactly where your package is. Please allow 24 hours for the tracking number to activate.


The product must be returned within 30 Days of purchase, Once your returned piece arrives, we will issue you a refund of the cost of your items and any sales tax. If the product shows signs of wear and tear, we will deduct 20% from the refund to recondition it.

Our Premium Malawian Furniture ships directly from Cape Town to anywhere. We are currently looking for great local and international partners in the SA, USA, EU and UK 🌎

If you are interested in becoming a wholesaler of our beautiful wicker furniture please get in touch and we’ll send you our Product Catalogue and Discounted Reseller Price Guide.

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