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This large traditional hammock is handmade in Mexico by Mayan artists for an authentic touch. Its sturdy cotton and nylon construction ensures your safety, while its large and attractive design means that your garden or yard will have a new focal point.
ITEM#: 12971044This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This beautiful hammock is handcrafted of cotton by talented Maya artists of the Yucatan. The hammock's weave molds to the contours of your body and holds up to 500 pounds.
Product Features :
- Handcrafted by Maya Artists of the Yucatan
- Beautiful summer classic is hand-woven of unbleached cotton
- Handmade hammock's weave molds to the contours of the body for unparalleled comfort
- Holds up to 500 pounds
- Hanging instructions included
- 'S' hooks and extender ropes included
Story Behind the Art:
Long before the Spanish arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula, the Maya preferred to sleep and rest in hammocks. They considered the hammock to be like the loving embrace of a mother, due to the comfortable manner in which the body is held and swung within its cradle. Maya Artists of the Yucatan hand-weave stylized versions of the original Maya hammock. For them, the hammock is a work of art. Their hammocks are incredibly comfortable, easy to maintain, and may be stored just about anywhere.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
|Dimensions||7.2 ft. W x 13.1 ft. H|
|Materials||70% cotton, 30% nylon|
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The hammock is lovely and I am very sad to have to return it. However it is way too long for our 13.5' hammock stand. When hung up (without the ropes), it curved all the way to the bottom and then if sat in, the person was touching the base of the stand. I assumed that it was adjustable up to the 13' measurement with the ropes - not that the hammock itself was that length without the ropes. If you have a regular sized hammock stand this will not work for you. So sad, it was lovely and very comfortable (apart from touching the floor!)Read More
I really like this hammock. It is very natural and blends well with our backyard. It is raw cotton and you can smell that it is a natural product. I recommend it. We plan to wash it by hand and to never leave it outside to prevent it from water and sun damage.Read More
This is a really fine hammock. It is wide and comfortable in every way. It is exactly what my wife and I wanted, and it has brought us a lot of pleasure.Read More
Questions & Answers
Hello Nolan S., we refer you to the enclosed link regarding "How to hang a hammock". Thank you for shopping with us. http://www.overstock.com/guides/how-to-hang-a-hammock?TID=LFTBUYGUIDE
Why did you choose this product?
It is fair trade and I like that. It looks durable and I like that it is a 70% cotton/30% polyester because that should keep it from stretching too much and make it more durable than 100% cotton. I can't wait to see the craftsmanship!
is it machine washable?
Hello tkminnec, We do not recommend machine washing this Hammock. Thanks for shopping with us. Jennifer E
what are the dimensions?
The dimensions are: 7.2 ft. W x 13.1 ft. H
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