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:

1.         Keep the furniture out of direct sunlight and heated areas as this could cause the cane to become brittle.

2.         Keep the furniture in areas with medium humidity, to prevent the furniture from becoming dry, a room humidify is recommended for this, especially in cold temperatures, to keep the air moist.   

Cathryn Peters suggests: "Using a high-oil content furniture polish product when you dust helps to keep the cane supple, too. Lemon oil, orange oil, or mineral oil (use sparingly) applied to both the top and bottom of the cane seat a few times a year is usually sufficient."

3.          Distribute weight evenly as the design of the furniture accommodates a person’s weight distributed evenly in a sitting position, and is not suitable for concentrated weight. Please be advised to NEVER kneel or stand on cane furniture as this causes the woven cane to break.

4.           To prolong the life of your cane chair, we recommend the use of a cushion. The cushion act to distribute your weight more evenly, thereby saving the individual strand from having to carry the weight, thus resulting in the chair having a longer life.

Malawi Classic Couch Sets:

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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.


⚠️ Malawi Resellers Warning ⚠️

Due to the generic nature of our business and brand name, a lot of poor quality copycats have appeared with almost identical brand names, posing as us and causing confusion in the market. These Malawi cane furniture companies have even gone as far as using our photographs.

Both regular and new customers of ours have fallen into this trap and have received poor service and inferior goods that have not undergone quality control, and have also not been fumigated, resulting in borer beetle infestation. This is often the reason why some items are more competitively priced. Much like the products you see sold on the side of the road.

Please be mindful when googling and clicking any website with the word ‘Malawi’ and ‘cane’. Look carefully at the domain name of the websites.

Our brand name is ‘Malawi Furniture’ and our shop in Maitland is ‘Malawi Furniture’ and our websites are Malawifurniture.com and malawifurniture.co.za and malawicanefurniture.co.za – please check the domain name showing in your browser.



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