Handwoven Striped Single Guatemalan Hammock
Laurel Green, Handwoven Striped Single Guatemalan Hammock
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansWoven by hand, this hammock is inspired by ever-green laurel leaves. Las Trampas Hammock Artisans of Guatemala select acrylic to create this inviting design.$104.99
Nature Inspired Handwoven Striped Double Size Hammock
Tropical Breeze, Nature Inspired Handwoven Striped Double Size Hammock
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansWoven by hand, this hammock evokes country roads in Guatemala — rich brown earth, cool sand, the blue sky and sea. Las Trampas Hammock Artisans select acrylic to create this inviting design.$117.99
Hand Woven Navy Blue Striped Hammock (Single) from Guatemala
Cerulean Voyager, Hand Woven Navy Blue Striped Hammock (Single) from Guatemala
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansThis impressive single hammock features stripes of cerulean and wheat on navy blue. Handwoven on the backstrap loom by Las Trampas Hammock Artisans, it hangs from iron rings on cotton cords. The women...$99.99
Hand Woven Espresso Striped Hammock (Single) Guatemala
Sandy Path, Hand Woven Espresso Striped Hammock (Single) Guatemala
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansHandwoven on the backstrap loom, this single hammock is the work of Las Trampas Hammock Artisans. With a striped design of espresso and alabaster, it is as comfortable as it is beautiful. The hammock...$99.99
Hand Woven Espresso Striped Double Hammock from Guatemala
Sandy Path, Hand Woven Espresso Striped Double Hammock from Guatemala
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansThis double hammock is handwoven on the backstrap loom and presented by Las Trampas Hammock Artisans, who work to afford a better education for their children. With a striped design in espresso and...$119.99
Guatemalan Single Hammock Handwoven in Blue and Brown
Quiet Beach, Guatemalan Single Hammock Handwoven in Blue and Brown
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansWoven 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...$99.99
Handwoven Guatemalan Bright Striped Multicolor Hammock
Guatemalan Sunset, Handwoven Guatemalan Bright Striped Multicolor Hammock
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansWoven 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...$119.99
Nature Inspired Handwoven Striped Single Hammock
Tropical Breeze, Nature Inspired Handwoven Striped Single Hammock
Las Trampas Hammock ArtisansWoven by hand, this hammock evokes country roads in Guatemala — rich brown earth, cool sand, the blue sky and sea. Las Trampas Hammock Artisans select acrylic to create this inviting design.$99.99
Swaying at Midnight
Handmade Acrylic Yarn Double Outdoor Hammock Thailand
Swaying at Midnight, Handmade Acrylic Yarn Double Outdoor Hammock Thailand
Thai Tribal CraftsSpend the day swaying in the breeze with that special someone in this hand-woven, acrylic double hammock. Hill tribe artisans in Thailand hand create each hammock in a beautiful tri-tone of blue...$194.99
Artist: Thai Tribal Crafts
Striped Cotton Hammock in Sand from Brazil (Double)
Beach-Side Comfort, Striped Cotton Hammock in Sand from Brazil (Double)
Lilian BarrosPresented by Lilian Barros, this Brazilian double hammock is woven of cotton in a solid sand color that evokes the beach. The comfortable hammock is decorated with openwork patterns at the end for a...$264.99
Artist: Lilian Barros
Glitzy Cotton Blend Hammock from Brazil (Double)
Glitzy Comfort, Glitzy Cotton Blend Hammock from Brazil (Double)
Lilian BarrosGlitzy and comfortable, this beautiful double hammock is presented by Brazil's Lilian Barros. The hammock's body is woven of cotton blend fabric, and features a solid color in brown. At each end...$184.99
Artist: Lilian Barros
Acrylic Hammocks(11 items)
Welcome to the Acrylic Hammock Collection at NOVICA.
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While occasional exposure to water will not damage a hammock, excessive contact can lead to mold and mildew. Nylon hammocks are more weather-resistant than cotton hammocks; and hammocks with wooden stretcher bars may suffer damage from moisture to the wood bars if left outdoors. Most important for hammock care is ensuring that a hammock is properly dried after getting wet. For hammocks without spreader bars, it is useful to place a stick or broom across the width of the hammock to hold it open and ensure proper drying.
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 persons weight. Tree damage primarily occurs when a hammock has been tied to a tree using cord or rope, which destroys the trees 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.It is possible to purchase tree straps that can be used to suspend a hammock from trees without doing the trees any harm. Such straps can be found at hammock stores and many sporting goods stores.
It is important to read all care instructions for your specific hammock. Some hammocks can be machine washed in cold water with mild detergent. Simply remove spreader bars, shake excess dirt and debris from the hammock, and tie end strings. Place the hammock in a pillowcase to minimize damage to the fabric. To hand wash, place it in a bathtub with cold water and mild detergent. Scrub and rinse until refilled bath water runs clean. For hammocks without removable spreader bars, lay the hammock on a flat surface and use a low-pressure hose and mild detergent. Always hang your clean hammock to thoroughly air dry before re-using or storing.
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.
Hammocks provide a fun and relaxing experience for children, but they should only use them when supervised by an adult. Children can become entangled in hammock strings or ropes, resulting in injuries that can be severe, such as strangulation. Additionally, hammocks can sometimes be unsteady and children may not have the balance or coordination to enter or exit the hammock without falling. To prevent these potential problems from occurring, it is imperative that children be attended to at all times while using a hammock.
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
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