Red White and Blue Hand Woven Nylon Maya Hammock (Double)
Patriotic, Red White and Blue Hand Woven Nylon Maya Hammock (Double)
Maya Artists of the YucatanThis red, blue and white hammock is certain to inspire those with a patriotic heart from several different countries. Woven by hand, this nylon hammock comes from Maya Artists of the Yucatán who...
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...
Blue White Cotton Hammock with Spreader Bars (Single)
Ceara Parallels, Blue White Cotton Hammock with Spreader Bars (Single)
Hammock Artisans of CearáIn white and blue with white cords, this hammock is created in the style of northeastern Brazil. Hammock Artisans of Ceará expertly weave the hammock of cotton, and integrate eucalyptus wood spreader...
Artist: Hammock Artisans of Ceará
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...
Single All-Cotton Red White and Blue Hammock
Patriot, Single All-Cotton Red White and Blue Hammock
Mirna HernandezWorking with all-cotton yarns in red, white, and dark blue, Mirna Hernandez in Nicaragua crafts this cheerful single hammock. The rope-style hammock features a striped bed with macrame accents on both...
Celebration and Relaxation
Handwoven Striped Cotton Hammock (Single) from Nicaragua
Celebration and Relaxation, Handwoven Striped Cotton Hammock (Single) from Nicaragua
Mirna HernandezMirna Hernandez of Nicaragua crafts a traditional hammock, swaying from guacimo wood rods. Handwoven of sturdy cotton rope, the cozy single hammock features stripes of poppy, navy, and eggshell...
Handcrafted Cotton Solid Rope Hammock (Double)
Natural Comfort, Handcrafted Cotton Solid Rope Hammock (Double)
Maya Artists of the YucatanA summer classic, this beautiful hammock is hand-woven of unbleached cotton. Maya Artists of the Yucatán create it in the same way they have for centuries. Ample and comfortable, it brings a touch of...
Handwoven Purple Cotton Nicaraguan Hammock Swing
Purple Paradise, Handwoven Purple Cotton Nicaraguan Hammock Swing
Mirna HernandezMirna Hernandez develops the traditional shape of a hammock into an inviting swing hanging from a guacimo wood rod. Woven of sturdy cotton and finished by hand, the cozy swing evokes sweet summer...
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...$207.99
Artist: Thai Tribal Crafts
Striped Handwoven Recycled Cotton Blend Single Hammock
Relaxing Breeze, Striped Handwoven Recycled Cotton Blend Single Hammock
Arrieta Roman FamilyKick back and relax in this single hammock handwoven in white with colorful stripes of black, red, light blue, green and grey. The Arrieta Roman Family of artisans from Costa Rica gives new life to...
Artist: Arrieta Roman Family
Red White and Blue Hand Woven Nylon Maya Hammock (Single)
Patriotic, Red White and Blue Hand Woven Nylon Maya Hammock (Single)
Maya Artists of the YucatanThis red, white and blue hammock is certain to inspire those with a patriotic heart. Woven by hand, the nylon rope hammock comes from Maya Artists of the Yucatán, who create it in the same way they...
Unique Mexican Ivory Cotton Swing Hammock
Deserted Beach, Unique Mexican Ivory Cotton Swing Hammock
Maya Artists of the YucatanA sandy hue evokes the tranquil moods of an isolated beach, as Yucatan artists present this distinguished hammock swing. Woven by hand from 100% cotton, the sturdy design reflects the unmatched...
Handcrafted Cotton Solid Mayan Hammock (Single)
Natural Comfort, Handcrafted Cotton Solid Mayan Hammock (Single)
Maya Artists of the YucatanThe subtle tonal variations of natural cotton bring beauty to this hand-woven Yucatecan hammock. Its weave molds to the contours of the body for unparalleled comfort. Long before the Spanish arrived...
Take Me to the Sky
Fair Trade Mayan Cotton Hammock (Single)
Take Me to the Sky, Fair Trade Mayan Cotton Hammock (Single)
Estuardo CofinoWoven on a pedal loom of cool cotton, this beige and ivory hammock holds the promise of sweet relaxation. Estuardo Cofino designs the inviting hammock, which is finished by hand with crochet borders...
Artist: Estuardo Cofino
White Hammocks(14 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 White Hammocks
Best hammock you'll ever find
This is the greatest hammock - everyone who comes and sits in it agrees with me. It's astoundingly comfortable, beautiful, and well made. Could not be happier with it
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.