Hammocks have been used by Mayans for over 3,000 years. Hammocks are so culturally important for all people in Yucatan that all houses are built with hammock hooks installed on all the bedroom walls. Most Mayans do not even own a bed.
Hammock weaving is an art, which is passed on from generation to generation. Mayan artisans are known for making some of the finest hammocks in the world.
Entire villages across the state of Yucatan in Southeastern Mexico still make hammocks by hand in the traditional manner, using two special needles and a loom. The diamond-like threading gives each hammock a comfortable weave, providing durability and ventilation. It can take from one to two weeks to hand weave a hammock depending on its size.
Hammock weaving is an important source of income for many families. When you buy a Mayan hammock from Yucatan, you help these incredible people earn a decent living and raise their family with honor and respect.