Hand Woven Hammocks(53 items)
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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 Hand Woven Hammocks
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This hammock sits on my balcony and is wonderfully comfortable to read and rest in! It has lasted a long time even with nephews claiming it as their spot and still gives me great relaxation.
so very beautiful
This hammock is not only beautiful, it is comfortable and fits perfectly between our two big redwood trees. Thank you!
I love how soft it is compared to the one I replaced it with. It came with rope with a reinforced section and S hooks. The rope is great to use with carabiners as they are more secure than S hooks. Thank you so much!
Maya Artists of the Yucatan Hand-crafted Mayan hammocks
The Maya preferred to sleep and rest in hammocks. They considered the hammock to be like the loving embrace of a mother.
Popular Hand Woven Hammocks
Handwoven Double Cotton Hammock from Brazil, "Comfort Weave"$274.99
Handowoven by Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Paraiba, this comfortable double hammock is crafted of cotton. It features a solid alabaster color, finished at the ends with sandy tan rope and tassels. Say the artisans: "We work with a regional product, created locally in an innovative style."
Handwoven Cotton Rope Hammock in Forest Green and Eggshell, "Forest Rest"
Enjoy a nap in the forest in this comfortable hammock from Nicaragua. Handwoven by Mirna Hernandez, the forest green and eggshell hammock is made from 100% cotton with guacimo wood accents. Tassels and intricately woven fabric designs hang from the sides of the hammock for a decorative touch.
Hand Woven Cyan Striped Double Hammock from Guatemala, "Beauty of the Lake"$119.99
With great care, Las Trampas Hammock Artisans of Guatemala weave this elegant double hammock on the backstrap loom, elaborating stripes in cyan and mauve. Each hammock is crafted by weaving three separate panels of fabric, then sewing them together to hang from iron hooks on cotton cords. This design is part of an effort to afford a better education for the artisans' children.
Hand Woven Nylon Striped Hammock (Double) from Mexico, "Melon Stripe"$77.99
Handwoven from nylon fibers in melon, lilac, and white, this double hammock is crafted by Mexico's Maya Artists of the Yucatan. The artisans present the hammock as part of an effort to preserve the traditional Mayan form of hammock weaving, with a comfortable, lightweight design.
Please note: The accompanying extension ropes may vary in color from those shown in the images.