Câmara Municipal do Funchal
Praça do Município
Contact Center CMF
291 211 000
(every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Wicker has its origin in Camacha and its industry began in 1850. Its production is due to the abundance of wicker trees, this being an area of land with plenty of water, which facilitates the growth of this type of tree.
After being harvested, the wicker is cut, peeled and dried. Before being used for any type of creation, it undergoes a treatment in which it is boiled to make it easier to mould into the desired shape.
The result of this process is furniture pieces, such as chairs, tables and various types of baskets, just like the famous basket cars used in the fantastic Monte descent.