Mayan Style Hammocks date back over 1000 years. The ingenious web-like
design is still woven today by thousands of highly trained artisans in
Mexico, Guatemala; their unique design allows Mayan hammocks to conform
to your body shape, offering maximum comfort. Ventilation, size and
weight capacity are unsurpassed with this style of hammock.
String hammocks allow perfect ventilation without any uncomfortable
waffle side effects. The overall size and weight capacity of these
string hammocks is unsurpassed. Care should be taken, as the beautiful
colors and patterns can fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight.
No hammock has a richer history than the Mayan Hammock. The hammocks
originated in the Yucatan region of Mexico, a region know for its
exquisite food, its rich history and pyramids, its temperate climate
and its beautiful, gulf coast beaches.
Today, Mayan Hammocks are made of nylon and cotton, but the original
Mayan Hammocks were made of cotton, soon after the fiber was introduced
to the region by the Spaniards. Mayans quickly discovered the comfort
of cotton. It can take one person as much as several weeks to make a
single, handmade Mayan hammock. Today entire villages across the state
of Yucatan make the hammocks to meet the growing popularity and demand
for these hammocks.
The hammocks are special to Mayan people and they encompass almost
every part of their lives: they are the place where people are born,
sleep conceive and die.