best hammocks in Mexico are woven in the villages circling the city of Merida
in the state of Yucatan. They are traditionally woven with a thin
gauge cotton thread using an upright loom and a shuttle. They come in various
sizes - single, double and family size. The largest of these require several
kilometers of thread and up to a week to weave. They are all the same length,
and require approximately 3.5 meters (12 feet) between the two anchor points.
The sizing is in the WIDTH of the hammock, since these hammocks are meant
to be used by lying either DIAGONALLY, or ACROSS the weaving, rather than
from end to end. That way, you are using your body to spread the net, resulting
in a flatter, more stable and more comfortable rest.
have a full range of traditional hammocks
Gauge Thread Hammocks (shown
These traditional style hammocks are made especially for us by our weavers in the Yucatan, using a thicker gauge of thread more traditionally seen in hammocks originating in Central or South America. It is a more open weave than our Mayan range, and is available in cotton or nylon.
Two sizes - double and family.
hammocks (shown above)
These cotton hammocks are woven from the thicker gauge cotton thread and are available in either natural unbleached cotton or in multi-colored stripes. All have elaborate crochet fringes running the length of the net.
Single size only.
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