The origins of wicker furniture can be traced all the way back to the Egyptian Empire where furniture was made from the woven reeds and swamp grasses that grew along the Nile. While not one is sure Cleopatra ever lounged around on wicker patio furniture - or even had a patio for that matter - many homes enjoyed the timeless beauty of wicker patio furniture.
The waterproof nature of wicker also means that if you spill something on it, the liquid will tend to just drip right through to the floor. With other woods, it may cause a stain, but not on wicker. Even though wicker furniture looks substantial, it’s easy to move it around. That’s a real bonus if you like to rearrange the patio furniture now and then to suit your entertainment style.