Beach Cottage Hammocks(29 items)
Welcome to the Beach Cottage Hammock Collection at NOVICA.
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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.
Featured Reviews on Beach Cottage Hammocks
Really like this hammock. The craftsmanship is excellent. Very soft to the touch and colors are perfect. Thank you.
Beautiful, exactly what I wanted
Great quality and came timely all the way from Brazil. Loved the postcard with it. The hammock is sturdy and gorgeous.
We Love Our New Maya Hammock
This single hammock is perfect for our patio. It is supplied with hooks and rope. We also love the workmanship of the artist and the Sea and Sky color. With the supplied ropes added to the hammock, it hangs perfectly and can support up to 300 lbs. as long as it is anchored and tied properly.The bars at the ends keep the shape and make it easily to roll up when not in use.
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 Beach Cottage Hammocks
Guatemalan Single Hammock Handwoven in Blue and Brown, "Quiet Beach"
Woven by hand in shades of blue and brown, this beautiful hammock comes from Las Trampas Hammock Artisans. They work in acrylic, creating precise bands of color on a traditional loom. "Our inspiration is Guatemala's Pacific coast, the fusion of different shades of blues and browns," the artisans confide.
Handcrafted Cotton Striped Rope Hammock from Mexico (Double), "Ocean Waves"
Navy blue and white create the illusion of soothing frothy waves in the design of this cotton hammock. The design is by Maya Artists of the Yucatan, who use traditional weaving techniques with experienced skill.
Long before the Spanish arrived upon the coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Maya preferred to sleep and rest in hammocks. They considered the hammock to be like the loving embrace of a mother, due to the comfortable manner in which the body is held and swung within its cradle. Maya Artists of the Yucatan seek to preserve time-honored customs while also offering stylized versions of the original Maya hammock. For them, the hammock is a work of art. Their hammocks are incredibly comfortable, easy to maintain, and may be stored just about anywhere.
Please note: The accompanying extension ropes may vary in color from those shown in the images.
Please note: For best results, store indoors when not in use. Colors may bleed when wet.
NOTE: Because each is woven individually by hand, measurements may vary by as much as ten centimeters. There may be slight color variations from hammock to hammock.
Handwoven Guatemalan Bright Striped Multicolor Hammock, "Guatemalan Sunset"
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.