Acrylic Hammocks(27 items)
Welcome to the Acrylic Hammock Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
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On the contrary! Hammocks that have been properly set up can reduce pressure on your spine and minimize tossing and turning that often leads to back problems. Furthermore, the gentle rocking associated with hammocks can activate your vestibular system and enhance relaxation. Those with pre-existing back problems should always consult a physician before engaging in any activity that causes discomfort.
Hammocks can be hung from trees, posts, walls, or hammock stands. Healthy trees (12"/ 31cm diameter or larger) can support hammocks with the use of eyebolts. If you do not have access to healthy trees or simply want an alternative, well-footed posts (4” x 4” or greater) are one option. The timber should be weather-treated hardwood (not soft wood), without cracks or wood rot. Secure walls (not hollow) or secure joists are other alternatives.
Hammocks that have not been properly set up can harm or kill trees. A hammock should never be secured to a sapling or a tree that cannot accommodate a person’s weight. Tree damage primarily occurs when a hammock has been tied to a tree using cord or rope, which destroys the tree’s bark and subsequently exposes it to infection, insects, and environmental stressors. While eyebolts drill directly into the tree, they do not leave exposed openings in the bark because they are filled with the eye-hook. Often a tree will even produce sap around the hole to further seal any gap between the hardware and the surrounding bark.
Single hammocks are intended for use by one adult only, with a maximum weight capacity of 250-300 lbs. Double hammocks can be used by up to 2 adults, with a maximum total weight capacity of 450 lbs. And triple hammocks can be safely used by up to 3 adults, with a maximum total weight of 550 lbs.
While today, hammocks are used for relaxation and leisure, 1,000 years ago, they served a different function. Ancient Mayans are believed to have originally used them as protective beds. Hammocks elevated early users from the ground, where poisonous snakes and insects were a threat. They kept sleepers cool in warm climates and were easy to transport and set up. It is rumored that when Christopher Columbus glimpsed the benefits of the hammock to the Taino people of the Bahamas, he capitalized on the opportunity and brought them back to Europe.
Hammocks can be made from a variety of materials. The most traditional is cotton, which is lightweight, comfortable, and easily transportable. Rope (both cotton and polyester) is also a popular material for hammocks. Typically, they use spreader bars, which make them breathable in warm climates. Some hammocks are made of nylon, which is very lightweight and resistant to outdoor elements, such as mildew and mold.
Las Trampas Hammock Artisans Hammocks
“We are hopeful that our hard work will create a lot of demand so that it can help us improve the quality of life in our community.”
Popular Acrylic Hammocks
Handwoven Guatemalan Bright Striped Multicolor Hammock, "Guatemalan Sunset"$119.99
Woven by hand in orange, yellow and brown with accents in green and purple, this beautiful hammock comes from Las Trampas Hammock Artisans. They work in acrylic, creating precise bands of color on a traditional loom. It invites a leisurely afternoon beneath a shade tree.
Hand Woven Emerald Striped Hammock (Double) from Guatemala, "Happy Beach"$119.99
Las Trampas Hammock Artisans are a Guatemalan collective who work in order to afford a better education for their children. They present this double hammock, handwoven on the backstrap loom to hang from iron rings on cotton cords. Featuring emerald, tangerine and ochre stripes on green, the hammock is created by first weaving three individual panels, then sewing them together to create a whole unit.