Cotton Hammock from Brazil (Double)
Belem Sun, Cotton Hammock from Brazil (Double)
Hammock Artisans of CearáGolden orange evokes the tropical sun of Belem, come to life in a beautiful hammock. Woven of cotton, each end features rows of macramé. Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceará create a masterpiece of...
Artist: Hammock Artisans of Ceará
Take Me to the Forest
Cotton hammock (Single)
Take Me to the Forest, Cotton hammock (Single)
Estuardo CofinoWoven of cool cotton on a pedal loom, this green and ivory hammock holds the promise of sweet relaxation. Estuardo Cofino designs the inviting hammock, which is finished by hand with crocheted borders...
Artist: Estuardo Cofino
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...
Artist: Maya Artists of the Yucatan
Take Me to the Forest
Green Hand Crafted Cotton Hammock Swing from Guatemala
Take Me to the Forest, Green Hand Crafted Cotton Hammock Swing from Guatemala
Estuardo CofinoHandwoven of cool cotton on a floor loom, this lovely hammock swing holds the promise of sweet relaxation. Estuardo Cofino designs the inviting green hammock, which hangs from a pinewood rod. Lavish...
Artist: Estuardo Cofino
Nusa Dua Teal
Teal Parachute Hammock Swing Portable Hanging Chair
Nusa Dua Teal, Teal Parachute Hammock Swing Portable Hanging Chair
Dian RahmawatiThis hammock swing promises comfortable relaxation, whether hanging indoors or outdoors. From Dian Rahmawati, the fresh teal hammock swing is crafted of the finest quality breathable nylon parachute...
Artist: Dian Rahmawati
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The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
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.
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.