Horace "Dave" Thomas

Wicker Artisan Extraordinaire

What is withes?

Information on the withes that Jamaican wicker is made from. Withes from the Philodendron lacerum which grows in Jamaica

Oxford dictionary - A tough flexible branch of an osier or other willow, used for tying, binding, or basketry. Here in Jamaica withes are the tough flexible air-root of Philodendron species (Philodendron lacerum), used for tying, binding, furniture making or basketry.