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Colonial Comfort: Rattan Furniture's Tale in Southeast Asia

February 12, 2024 Anita Hummel Season 4 Episode 2
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Colonial Comfort: Rattan Furniture's Tale in Southeast Asia
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Show Notes

Uncover the surprising link between the rise of rattan furniture and Southeast Asia's colonization. As Western powers explored and colonized the region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they discovered unique materials like rattan, palm, and bamboo.

Join us as we explore how these colonizers ingeniously crafted chairs for comfort, adapting to a new environment where sitting on chairs was not a traditional practice.

You can discover more about Rattan Furniture And Asia and Southeast Asian Colonization by clicking here.

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