Hand Woven Nylon Striped Hammock (Double) from Mexico
Melon Stripe, Hand Woven Nylon Striped Hammock (Double) from Mexico
Maya Artists of the YucatanHandwoven 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...$107.99
Maya Style Cotton Rope Hammock (Double)
Uxmal Mulberry, Maya Style Cotton Rope Hammock (Double)
Maya Artists of the YucatanStretch out and relax in this generously-sized double hammock from Maya Artists of the Yucatan. The mulberry rope hammock is hand woven from all-cotton yarns in the Maya tradition. There are loops at...$89.99
Hand Woven Nylon Purple Hammock (Single) from Mexico
Lilac Blossom, Hand Woven Nylon Purple Hammock (Single) from Mexico
Maya Artists of the YucatanBright and dark purple colors are featured in this Mexican single hammock, handwoven from nylon fibers by the Maya Artists of the Yucatan. Part of an effort to preserve the time-honored tradition of...$84.99
Hand Woven Nylon Purple Orange Hammock (Single) from Mexico
Melon Stripe, Hand Woven Nylon Purple Orange Hammock (Single) from Mexico
Maya Artists of the YucatanColors of salmon, purple and white are featured in this Mexican single hammock, handwoven from nylon fibers by the Maya Artists of the Yucatan. Part of an effort to preserve the time-honored tradition...$84.99
Striped Rope Hammock (Double)
Royal Pheasant, Striped Rope Hammock (Double)
Maya Artists of the YucatanEvoking the regal feathers of the pheasant, green and purple mingle and blend. Woven by hand, this beautiful hammock comes from Maya Artists of the Yucatán who create it in the same way they have for...$107.99
Fair Trade Cotton Double Hammock from Brazil
Icari Orchid, Fair Trade Cotton Double Hammock from Brazil
Hammock Artisans of CearáHot pink and deep purple are woven into a cotton hammock that promises sweet slumber. From Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceará, the comfy and colorful design is finished by hand.$189.99
Artist: Hammock Artisans of Ceará
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
Oversized Mulberry Cotton hammock (Triple)
Uxmal Mulberry, Oversized Mulberry Cotton hammock (Triple)
Maya Artists of the YucatanStretch out and relax in this generously-sized triple hammock from Maya Artists of the Yucatan. The mulberry rope hammock is hand woven from all-cotton yarns in the Maya tradition. There are loops at...$109.99
Cotton Fabric Hammock (Double)
Maracuya, Cotton Fabric Hammock (Double)
Hammock Artisans of CearáDeep, rich purple evokes the blossoms of the maracuya or passion fruit vine, come to life in a beautiful hammock. Woven of cotton, each end features rows of macramé. Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceará...$179.99
Artist: Hammock Artisans of Ceará
Collectible Striped Mayan Hammock (Double)
Green Vineyard, Collectible Striped Mayan Hammock (Double)
Maya Artists of the YucatanEvoking ripe sea grapes, the Maya Artists of the Yucatán select purple and green for this colorful hammock. They weave it by hand in the same way they have for centuries. Long before the Spanish...$114.99
Dreaming of Rainbows
Unique Striped Mayan Hammock (Single)
Dreaming of Rainbows, Unique Striped Mayan Hammock (Single)
Maya Artists of the YucatanThis colorful hammock holds the promise of a deep and relaxing siesta. Woven on a traditional loom, this modern version replicates those created by the Maya people centuries ago. From the Maya Artists...$84.99
Hand Woven Cotton Rope Hammock (Single)
Uxmal Mulberry, Hand Woven Cotton Rope Hammock (Single)
Maya Artists of the YucatanThis comfortable single rope hammock is hand woven by the Maya Artists of the Yucatan. The hammock is crafted of pure cotton yarns in a mulberry shade. Loops at both ends make it easy to suspend the...$69.99
Purple Hammocks(12 items)
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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.
Featured Reviews on Purple Hammocks
Brightens up the room
These are beautiful hammocks. (I bought three, one for each of my kids.) They really brighten up the room. The kids love them. Everyone who's seen them loves them. They come with S hooks but you will need to buy swing hooks yourself. The rope also has a short leather protective sleeve for where it comes in contact with the S hook. They're durable. They've withstood lots of swinging and acrobatic stunts.
This is a beautiful hammock; excellent workmanship and very comfortable. And its even been holding up well to the excitement of our toddler and pre-schooler... Thanks :)
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.