The hammock; where did it come from and how was it made? It is not known exactly how long hammocks have been around for, but it is believed they originated in the Yucatan of Mexico and were created by Mayan People. Over the centuries, the ‘hammock’ has been used as an important piece of furniture, serving as a dining chair at times, as well as a place for rest and relaxation – much like how they are used today. Very little has changed in the design throughout the years. In fact, Mexican Hammocks are still handmade using traditional weaving techniques by Mayan People in small villages in the Yucatan of Mexico!
Using nothing but the finest of cotton, individual threads are not tied together but rather crossed against each other to create a strong, extremely comfortable hammock. The open weave design allows your body to breathe, keeping you nice and cool even as the hammock hugs your body.
We have two beautifully designed handmade Mayan hammocks to choose from - the Mexican King and Mexican Queen. Each has been individually crafted, taking approximately 8 hours to weave. Though these hammocks are perfect for warmer climates, it is not recommended they are left outdoors for an extended period. Read here for tips on how to care for your hammock.