Nature Hammocks(29 items)
Welcome to the Nature 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 Nature 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!
Changed my sleeping
There is no substitute for quality. This hammock is in daily use and shows no sign of wear. These ladies put together a excellent Hammock. Hope it survives the puppy phase of my two new puppies. Will always purchase one of their hammocks. Smile
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 Nature Hammocks
Handcrafted Cotton Striped Rope Hammock from Mexico (Double), "Ocean Waves"$104.99
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.
Cotton Swing Hammock from Brazil, "Life's a Balance"$94.99
Hammock Artisans of Ceará develop the traditional shape of a hammock into an inviting swing hanging from a eucalyptus wood rod. The hammock swing is woven of sturdy cotton and finished by hand to ensure the genuine elegance of the design.
Includes cotton ropes for hanging.
Tan Color Parachute Hammock from Indonesia (Single), "Uluwatu Tan"
Java's Dian Rahmawati presents this lightweight hammock in a warm tan shade. Ideal for traveling and camping in most environments, the weather-resistant hammock is sewn of the same nylon silk used for parachutes. The hammock features a pouch for storing when rolled up, and standard nautical rope and strong stainless steel hooks are included.