5 Types of Seagrass Weaving Styles You Need to Know

Types of Sea Grass

Many people may not realize that several types of seagrass basket weaving in Vietnam are used for production. Not all the seagrass materials are precisely the same.

There are five basic seagrass weaving materials or styles used to weave all seagrass baskets and other Home Decor products. All of these use the seagrass material, but the material they use can give the seagrass product a unique look and feel. 

One of the great things about seagrass is how versatile the material can be and how many ways it can make home decor baskets or other products.

Even though these are the five major types of materials used to weave home decor baskets and other products, seagrass is constantly being created to make unique looks and finishes.

Here are the 5 Basic Types of Seagrass Materials Used to Produce Seagrass Products

Example of Coiled Seagrass Basket
Example of Coiled Seagrass Basket

Coiled Seagrass Weaving

The coiled seagrass weaving is a lot, as the name implies; it is coiled and bunched together and then woven in what can be seen as a thicker weave. This weave can often be confused with rattan as there are similar weaves made out of rattan.

The difference with the coiled seagrass weave is that it will often be woven together with plastic material to give some color variations. Usually, the color plastic material is used to make a design with this type of weave.

The coil seagrass weave is very sturdy and substantial; this weave will keep its shape even if heavy items are placed inside the basket for a long time. That is why you will often find this weave for hampers, baskets, or even the Moses baby baskets.

The twisted seagrass can be dyed in various colors. This dyed helps to give some variety to many of the baskets.

It can be also be used as a basket you can hang on the wall. The benefits of this are that the shallow baskets hung as wall art will not lose their shape.

This coil weave is most commonly used for plates or baskets. It has become quite popular over the last few years because of its versatility and the ability to use colors together with this thicker seagrass weave.

Example of Twisted Seagrass Basket
Example of Twisted Seagrass Basket

Twisted Seagrass Materials

The twisted seagrass material is the one that most people commonly think of as a seagrass rope. This is because this material looks like a rope.

The material has been twisted either by hand or machine together with a rope-like look of this twisted seagrass. The rope is made by twisting split seagrass together to make this rope-like fiber.

This type of seagrass fiber is quite common and is used in baskets, lamps, carpets. We have also used this material to produce seagrass furniture pieces.

A lot of times, it is woven with a metal powder-coated frame. The metal frame helps to give stability to the home decor and other products when using this material for weaving.

Example of Split Seagrass Baskets
Example of Split Seagrass Baskets

Split Seagrass Materials

As the name implies, split seagrass materials are seagrass, once dried, are split into long thin fibers by machine. It is split by machine as the machine allows it to have consistency in the width of the splitting.

Even though the seagrass is split, it is still a strong material. Because of the characteristics of the seagrass, it is a highly durable material that can be used in many different types of products.

The natural color is the most popular for the split seagrass; the split seagrass can also be dyed in various colors.

The split seagrass gives the seagrass a very light and airy feel for the seagrass. This technique is used a lot for baskets or even for lampshades.

Example of braided seagrass with water hyacinth
Example of Braided seagrass with water hyacinth

Braided Seagrass Material

Braided Seagrass material is, as the name implied, seagrass was first split, and then the seagrass is braided together. The braid is similar to how you would braid someone’s hair, but in this case, the braid is made from seagrass.

The seagrass is braided into a long material that makes the seagrass material thicker than it usually is, and this can braid it into a variety of thicknesses.

The braided seagrass can also be dyed and, if required, even painted; it can use it for a variety and types of home decor products.

Braided seagrass is used to weave baskets with or without a metal frame.

Belly Basket with Pressed or Flat Seagrass Weave
Example of Belly Basket with Flat Weave Seagrass

Pressed or Flat Seagrass Materials

Another type of seagrass material used to weave Home decor products is pressed or flat seagrass. For pressed or flat seagrass, the seagrass fibers are pressed to become soft and flat.

This seagrass is used to weave into a variety of baskets and other home decor products. One of the most popular baskets is known as a belly basket due to its shape.

This seagrass material can also be dyed, though the most popular color is natural colors. This weave is typically used for these baskets is a tight weave; sometimes, you will see the flat seagrass materials with paint on them.

We love the seagrass material. Not only is the material eco-friendly as the seagrass grows very fast, but it also is a tremendous natural-looking material.

As with almost all basket production here in Vietnam, baskets are woven by hand. Hand-weaving is the best way to weed baskets.

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Seagrass Baskets Smell, Tips To Clear Out The Odor

Over time the seagrass basket smell will almost disappear. If you cannot wait a few weeks for the smell to disappear, there are some things you can do to help the smell go away. Like most baskets woven by natural materials, seagrass baskets do well if you put them in the sun to air them out.

You can discover more by reading Seagrass Baskets Smell, Tips To Clear Out The Odor by clicking here.

How to Clean A Seagrass Rug?

A seagrass rug is a great natural addition to your home.

Here are ways you can clean a seagrass rug:

  • Vacuum The Rug Regularly – A seagrass rug needs to be vacuumed regularly with a suction brush. It is good to do this a few times a week.
  • Scrap off Spills – If you spill something on the seagrass rug, then try first to scrap it off the rug as much as you can. Then also try to vacuum clean off the area,
  • Clean Up Liquid With A Paper Towel – Clean up any spilled liquid with a paper towel
  • Wash the Area – You can also wash the area of the spillage. Some soap is a liquid dish soap as dawn or baby shampoo in some water to clean up with a towel to wash the area mix. Try to get the rug as dry as possible. You can try to dry the air with a blow dryer to get the area completely dry.

To find out more about How to Clean A Seagrass Rug? by clicking this link.

Anita Hummel

Hi, I am Anita Hummel. I am the President of Mondoro. I am passionate about helping you CREATE, DEVELOP, and MANUFACTURE home decor and home furnishing products. I am also an avid blogger with a love of travel and riding my motorcycle around the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.

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