of several willows having long flexible twigs used in
clues: Flexible wood; American dogwood; Wickerwork willow;
Basketry twig; Willow; Weaver’s willow
2 times a year
is any sort of hard woven plant fiber formed into a useful
Wicker is usually used for baskets or furniture.
wickerwork scratching post
used can be any part of a plant, such as the cores or canes of
rattan stalks, or the whole thickness, as with willow switches.
Other popular materials include reed and bamboo.
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 an ideal inexpensive option for furniture that
will be moved often. It is often used for porch and patio
furniture has been documented as far back as ancient Egypt. It
has been proposed that the extensive use of wicker objects in the
Iron Age had an influence on the development of the patterns used
in Celtic art. In recent times, its aesthetic was influenced
heavily by the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the 20th
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