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Hamaca Maya 

Mexican hammock

The humid days of the Caribbean can easily reach 40 degrees celcius, which is how the hammock came to be an ingenious solution to a trivial yet vital activity for man: sleeping. In Mexico, the Mayans began to adopt the Caribbean hammock brought over by the Spanish colonization in the 17th century. Crafting this domestic object allowed Mayan families to earn a new income while giving rise to the structural transformations of their houses. From native plants henequen, to sansevieria and cotton, fibers have been evolving with time and sometimes replaced by nylon, but the ancient weaving techniques are still passed down through generations in Yucatán. Our Mayan hammock is handwoven by talented craftsmen from the Yucatan Peninsula and reflects the expertise of great master artisans.

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