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Maya Artists of the Yucatan

Maya Artists of the Yucatan

Hand-crafted Mayan hammocks in Mexico

The Maya preferred to sleep and rest in hammocks. They considered the hammock to be like the loving embrace of a mother.

Long before the Spanish arrived upon the coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Maya preferred to sleep and rest in... read more

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.

"Both men and women hand-weave magnificent and unique hammocks with colors and patterns created by our design department. This way we are able to fulfill our objective — to make a decorative article that will also provide a comfortable rest. Hammocks are now offered in a wide variety of colors and textures thanks to the advent of new fibers. We use both cotton and nylon, as these are soft, cool fibers — ideal for the garden. We also use nylon because it is a very resistant fiber. Another option is 'cotton crochet,' the finest fiber used in crafting hammocks in Yucatan."

The Maya Artists of the Yucatan have decided to diversify their designs. They ingeniously apply the same weaving techniques they use in the creation of their hammocks, to create original shawls. They refer to them as hamachales, referring to hammock and shawls in Spanish. Woven in bright colors, these shawls offer a warm hug.

"Now our goal is to continue this beautiful tradition of world-class quality, to transmit the magical work of Mexican hands and continue creating more incredible colors."

189 items by Maya Artists of the Yucatan

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Paula

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12/16/2021

"Nap time"

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This is made by a real craftsperson. You will not find anything better! Im so delighted to nap here on a hot summer day. Its handsome too! Thanks Yucatan artists!

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Ana

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11/29/2021

"Beautiful hammock"

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Super traditional hammock. I love the elegant design and combination of colors, very durable and good quality. I have to hammocks and this one is a bit narrower and longer, but super nice too!

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Ana

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11/29/2021

"Beautiful hammock and so comfortable"

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I absolutely love this hammock, it is super comfortable, wide and pretty. We have owned it for about a year now outdoors and it is in perfect condition, super good quality.

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Kevin

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11/23/2021

"Fantastic Hammock!"

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I love setting this up and wrapping myself inside on a cool summer evening. The craftsmanship is amazing! I was quite pleased by the intricacies and attention to detail. It is soft and amazingly versatile to lay in. I am 6 2 and have no problem laying in it any way I choose. It comes with ropes to tie to trees and hooks to attach the hammock with. I leave the ropes in the trees and remove the hammock when Im not using it because the wind where I live is strong and I found that it can get tangled if left to the weather. Best to take care of prized possessions like this that were made with love. I can feel the spirit of the artists who made it. It is the most peaceful and comfortable hammock Ive ever used. I highly recommend to anyone who thinks they might use something like this.

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Nancy

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10/27/2021

"Beautifully crafted and designed"

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I have always wanted a Mexican hammock and I love this one. It transports me to Mexico every time I lie in it. The colors and design go great with my modern outdoor furniture. It is so comfortable to lie in and look up to the sky and the trees. Do yourself a favor and get one!

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Deborah

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08/31/2021

"Perfect"

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This is exactly what is was wanting. Looks just like the picture. Is perfect for an afternoon nap or reading time in the shade.

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