Rattan is best described as a climbing palm that will scramble through a forest and grow over all kinds of vegetation. Rattan is known to be a very good material to use for home decor furniture and accessories as it is natural, strong. There are many steps that must be taken to properly process rattan. Vietnam has a long history of rattan and bamboo production.Rattan is known to be a very good material for making baskets, furniture. trays and even mats. The reason is that the natural rattan material will accept paints and stains like many other kinds of natural woods. This means it is very versatile.