Making of cane furniture is achieved through several steps:
• Frame making with cane poles
• Polishing and
• Rounding with thin processed cane.
In Bangalore, cane furniture is made by various groups of artisans/ crafts people. Cane poles and thin processed cane which is imported from Malaysia are used in production process.
Initially, lengthy cane poles are cut as per required size. The cane pole is then heated using kerosene lamp and it is bent according to the desired/required shape with the help of shaping tool which is made of wood. Different parts of furniture are bent separately and joined together with readymade flat cane. The cane frame is sent for binding process.
Cane is first soaked in water until it attains moisture and it is weaved around the frame with thin processed cane. Different motif patterns are created while weaving. After completion of weaving, the end parts are joined with nails. Finally, the furniture is polished using natural polish. Three coats of polish are given to attain fine glossy look of cane furniture.