Most places sell cane by the hank. A typical hank would contain 60 to 80 strands in different lengths, enough to do 5 or 6 small seats and 3 to 5 larger ones. You may find some places selling cane by the pound, with the pound bundle being about the same as a hank. You sometimes can buy a half hank, but you cannot buy cane by the strand or in amounts other than the hank or half hank. Prices vary with the quality and with the market. At this writing, a hank costs from $9 to $ 14 (more for the select quality in long lengths).
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