There are a lot of these folding chairs from Yugoslavia around. They were made with a tinted clear finish that is almost always scratched and scuffed, and the original hemp/cotton cord is inevitably frayed and worn. I’ve always wanted to ebonize a pair of them and finally I got the chance.
These are done in Danish paper cord, which wears better than the original cord. I also did a more Danish-style weave. (Photo courtesy of Rob Degenhard at Home Anthology).