Wicker doll prams are made of hard woven fiber formed into a rigid material. Wicker prams are often made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are also used.
Materials used for wicker doll prams can be any part of a plant, such as the cores of cane of rattan stalks, or whole thicknesses of plants, as with willow switches. Other popular materials include reed and bamboo.
Often a pram frame is made of stiffer materials, after which more pliant material is used to fill in the frame. Wicker prams are light yet sturdy, making it suitable to move often.
Wicker furniture has been documented as far back as ancient Egypt, and wicker baskets have been found in Pompeii. It has been proposed that the extensive use of wicker objects in the Iron Age had an influence on the development of the patterns used in Celtic art. In recent times, its aesthetic was influenced heavily by the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the 20th century.
Vintage wicker prams are highly sought after by collectors.
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