Fabric Hammocks(113 items)
Welcome to the Fabric 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 Fabric Hammocks
Absolutely Beautiful! Will treasure for years!
I first saw a hammock like this swinging from trees at a special resort in Jamaica. I was thrilled to find where it was made, and now have one at my home in North Carolina. It?s more beautiful than the pictures and is well made. My three little boys love napping in it. Thank you Mariana and Novica!
so very beautiful
This hammock is not only beautiful, it is comfortable and fits perfectly between our two big redwood trees. Thank you!
Really like this hammock. The craftsmanship is excellent. Very soft to the touch and colors are perfect. Thank you.
Hammock Artisans of Ceará Cotton hammock
Many of the women have taught their techniques to their daughters and granddaughters, thus ensuring the hammock-making tradition is kept alive.
The people of northeastern Brazil still prefer to sleep in hammocks, whereas... read more
Popular Fabric Hammocks
Handmade Multicolor Cotton Hammock from Nicaragua (Single), "Tropical Colors"$179.99
Woven of cotton in festive colors, this cheerful hammock evokes citrus and blueberries. Mirna Hernandez creates a masterpiece of style and comfort, bordered with lavish lace, crocheted by hand. The comfortable hammock is suspended from brass rings and extended with guacimo wood rods and. Luxurious tassels adorn each side. It arrives with a convenient cotton storage bag equipped with handles to take the hammock with you.
For this hammock, we recommend a hanging height of 5.5 - 6.5 ft (1.75 - 2 m).
Hand Woven Natural Dyes Green Cotton Hammock (Single), "Quetzal Dreams"$189.99
Woven by hand, this extraordinary hammock revels in the colors of the fertile earth. Rich handloomed textures create bands of green and pale blue. The comfortable hammock is suspended by maguey fiber cords from iron rings. Women from To'ooneel Ixoq create the fabric on backstrap looms, and color it with natural dyes.
Because organic dyes are used, colors may vary slightly.
Aqua Color Striped Hammock Hand Woven in Guatemala, "Lake Haven"$119.99
The women from Las Trampas preserve the hammock weaving traditions started by the ancient Maya. "Hammocks are very comfortable, perfect for a good night's sleep after a hard day's work. That's one of the reasons we enjoy creating new designs," the Guatemalan artisans tell us. They weave two individual cotton panels on a traditional backstrap loom to create this single size hammock in a fresh jade hue with orange, beige, and light and dark blue stripes.