Handmade Cotton 'Belem Sun' Hammock (Brazil)

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ITEM# 13963675
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    ITEM#: 13963675

    The tropical sun of Belem comes to life in a hammock that is woven of cotton, each end featuring rows of macrame. Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceara create a masterpiece of style and comfort, bordered with lavish fringed lace, crocheted by hand. Please note: the hand-crocheted side panels may vary somewhat in pattern from the image shown. However, the overall style and color will remain the same.

    Product Features:

    • Weight: 5.5 lbs
    • Bed size: 90" L x 70" W
    • Total length: 150" L
    • Color: Orange
    • Material: 100% cotton
    • Hanging accessories not included
    • Dry cleaning recommended
    • Holds up to 450 lbs
    • Not weather resistant
    • Made in Brazil

    Story Behind the Art:

    Many of the women have taught their techniques to their daughters and granddaughters, thus ensuring the hammock-making tradition is kept alive. Hammocks have been in use in Brazil for centuries, even before the Portuguese landed on their shores in the 15th century. Not only were hammocks used for sleeping, but they were also used for transporting goods. The people of northeastern Brazil still prefer to sleep in hammocks, whereas throughout the country they served a decorative function that offers enviable relaxation. Therefore, a hammock must be woven with special care; its elaboration includes various steps and the conjoint work of several artisans.

    The hammock's main body is woven on a loom, traditional or mechanical, and then it is distributed among groups of women to finish. Some may use pedal looms known as mucamba, whereas others may finish the hammock with crocheted details, all made by hand. Usually the women work from home so they may continue looking after their children.

    Antonio José has been working in this way for over 20 years, which has allowed him to offer work to over 100 women in the state of Ceará. Many of the women have taught their techniques to their daughters and granddaughters, thus ensuring the hammock-making tradition is kept alive. It is not an easy task, for many of the younger generations seem to prefer more modern activities. However, as interest grows and demands for hammocks increases, they are starting to return to work on them. The women in the older generations have confided that it is their hope that through Novica's support, the younger ones will become more interested in making hammocks, and take great pride in doing so.

    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.

    Assembly Required


    Style Bohemian & Eclectic
    Material Cotton
    Type Hammocks
    Assembly Assembly Required
    Color Orange
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions 90.0 In. X 70.0 In. X 70.0 In.
    Model Number 186924
    Country of Origin Brazil
    • comfy and beautiful
      Verified Purchase

      Color is vibrant, material is soft and comfortable to lay on. I am really pleased with my purchase!

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    • Verified Purchase

      Beautiful color and very well made. Love it.

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    • Hammock
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      Beautiful in my yard. Envy of all the neighbors......

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      "What size stand should I buy? "

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      "What size hammock stand can I use with this? Can I use it with a 10 foot stand?"

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    • Q:

      "If I want to use this on my patio, what are your hammock stand recommendations?"

      • A:

        Hello caroline g., I'll include a link for some compatible hammock stands. http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=hammock+stand&SearchType=Header

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        Very well made and beautiful

      • A:

        because of the gorgeous color and lace detail

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