Hand made by artisans, who reside and work in remote villages in the South Pacific. Constructed from vines called â€œvignes dâ€™eauâ€ or water-vines that only grow in remote mountain jungles and are very difficult to reach and challenging to harvest. However, once reaped, the vines grow back quickly, leaving no damage in their native forests. At a mere 3 millimeters in diameter, barely one-fourth as thick as typical rattan, the water-vine takes 1-7 days to handweave into a finished design but yields a substantially more durable, heat-resistant and elegant product. Imported.