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Bamboo Blinds – What Are They Made Of?

What are they made of?! - Sounds strange, isn’t it? From bamboo, of course! Not exactly.

“Bamboo blinds” and “bamboo shades” are very general names for this type of window blinds. “Woven shades” is a more precise term for it, because bamboo is only one of many materials used today for this type of window treatment. They can also be made of grass, rattan, jute, reed, straw, or combinations of these materials.

Materials Used For Bamboo Blinds Manufacturing:


Bamboo Plant
Photo by Harpreet Padam

Bamboo is a plant from a family of grasses that grows in East Asia. Because of its lightweight and durability, bamboo is very popular in this region.

People have used it for hundreds of years in many aspects of their life: in house construction, in cooking, in medicine. It’s also a perfect material for window treatment, furniture, tableware, kitchen utensils - even for musical instruments.

Bamboo is extremely popular among Asian painters and craftsmen both for its beauty and its use for decorative items.

Today its popularity is spreading worldwide. This material is practical, economic, and beautiful on the same time. Many people today enjoy bamboo blinds, bamboo flooring, bamboo furniture, home items, and even clothing made of bamboo fabric.


Like bamboo, rattan is another very popular plant in many Asian countries for making home furniture and useful home items.
Rattan Chair
Photo by
Antonio Jiménez Alonso
Believe it or not, but this plant is a sort of palm, though very unusual one. Unlike other palms, rattan has very thin stem that crawls on other plants. Its stems are lightweight and sturdy at the same time. Because of these features home furniture made of rattan is very practical and gained popularity in many regions, not only in Asian countries. It also has an eye-catching look. Today rattan is used not only for furniture, but also for bamboo blinds manufacturing, where it blends with bamboo and other materials.



Jute is cultivated in India and Bangladesh for centuries and is considered to be a very important crop in these countries. This plant is much softer than bamboo and rattan and is used generally in textile. The quality jute fibers have beautiful luster, they are very strong and traditionally were used mostly for making textile products, which had to be tough, sturdy, and durable: such as ropes, Hessian, or Burlap fabric, canvas, sacks, and carpet backing materials.

Today jute fibers are used not only in these traditional items, but also in many others. Thanks to its appealing look, to its natural tones, and to its wonderful features, jute match almost all interior styles, perfectly combine with different colors, materials and textures.

Jute Rope
Photo by Peter Smith

No wonder that modern designers create more and more new things from jute fibers. It gives them a great opportunity to vary woven textures and to make interesting effects by combining jute home accessories with ceramic, leather, or wood items in the same interior. You can come across elegant jute bags, jute shoes, jute area rugs, jute baskets, and of course, bamboo blinds with jute fibers blended in them.

Grass, Reed, Seagrass, Straw

Grass, seagrass, straw, and reed are other types of plant materials used for woven shades manufacturing. Like bamboo and jute they were very popular for making different kinds of items for everyday use for thousands of years. In European countries straw has been used to construct roofs, making baskets, hats and even toys.

These materials become more and more popular, because many people want to live close to a nature, but on the same time in the comfortable and esthetical environment.

Natural materials such as bamboo, grass, rattan and jute are the perfect answer to their needs. Like other home items made of these materials, woven shades are quite inexpensive, but attractive and give you a good chance to dress your windows in a very pleasant way.

Straw Bunch
Photo by Iwan Beijes


Return from Bamboo Blinds to Home Page

Return From Bamboo Blinds Materials To Bamboo Shades
Bamboo shades look very simple and very attractive at the same time. They give a casual, relaxed atmosphere to the room. Though these shades don’t match a formal interior well, they go perfectly with many others and add real charm to a room.

Roman Shades
Roman shades are the only type of window treatment that have a real feeling of stylish drapery but at the same time can give you all advantages of window shades. They are easy to raise and lower and they create a nice cozy look to the room.

Floral Roman Shades - Create A New Mood In The Room With Your Window Dressing
Do you want to turn your room into blossom garden, or to create a feeling of summer in the cold winter day? Choose suitable floral roman shades, and enjoy your favorite atmosphere all around the year.

Striped Roman Shades – Add Colored Accent to Your Interior
Striped roman shades look good in every room and match almost every interior style. They can add interesting accent to your room when chosen properly.

Vertical Blinds
When you consider window treatment for your living/dining room or patio doors, vertical blinds may be an excellent choice.

Wood Vertical Blinds
Though the most popular verticals for homes and offices are fabric and vinyl blinds, there are many people who like wooden verticals. They choose them for their attractive warm look and for the many other advantages that real wood has.

Wood Blinds
Like other wood items at home, wood window blinds add richness and a feeling of comfort. Well-matched to your wooden floor or furniture, they supplement the room’s interior and make your home more attractive.

Wood Mini Blinds
Wood mini blinds are comfortable, stylish, and provide a warm pleasant look to every interior.


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