If you're in the market for a Mayan Hammock then look no further! If you’ve ever enjoyed a nice long afternoon snoozing and lazing around in a hammock without a care in the world, then you have the Mayans to thank for your bliss, as the Mayans are responsible for creating the hamaca, which later became known to us as the hammock. We wonder if the Mayans predicted the hammocks longevity back when they first created it? While we sure wish we could travel back in time and thank them for their contribution to humanity, we’ll have to make due with honoring them another way – by offering you a hammock for your backyard that will transform your ordinary afternoon nap into an absolute paradise. We offer a fair price for the products we sell, plus you get free shipping on all orders. Add a hammock to your cart and start relaxing today!
Origins of the Handwoven Mayan Hammock
The Mayan hammock (hamacas) of yesteryear were much different than the Mayan hammocks of today. Anthropologists think that the Mayan hammock dates as far back as 1,000 years ago, where they originated in Central America; the Maya and other indigenous people made them from tree bark or plant fibers, and hung them between trees. These suspended beds kept them off the dirty ground and protected them from things like snakes, rodents, and other dangerous critters. Sometimes people would even place hot coals or small fires beneath their hammocks to keep their tush’s warm or scare off insects while they slept. Nowadays these made of mostly cotton in neutral and bright colors. Please contact us for more product information.
When Christopher Columbus came over to the continents and discovered these “new” types of bed, he knew he must take them back to Europe for his own people to enjoy. They proved to be so popular that they became the standard beds for sailors on ships on expeditions to the New World. Hundreds of years later the hammocks are still popular, and it’s easy to see why – napping on one is luxurious and akin to being weightless. These are some of the best quality cotton hammocks available for the price.
The Mayan Hammock Double: A Naptime Must-Have
Mayan Hammocks are hand woven by Mexican dissidents of Mayans residing in the Yucatan Peninsula. This fine cotton hammock is constructed from thin strings in a diamond pattern, creating a springy, lightweight web that opens up to cradle you with its sense of euphoric weightlessness. Despite its light weight construction, Mayan hammocks have been known to hold up to a thousand pounds, meaning you can comfortably nap alone or cuddle up with a friend or ten – depending on the size of your, of course. These are more portable than a spreader bar hammock and small price to pay for the feeling of pure comfort and relaxation. These are also available in family size.
Setting Up Your Mayan Hammock
Our Mexican made, hand woven Mayan hammocks (hamaca maya) are perfect replacements for beds, and are strung up via a cord stretched between two points (such as a tree or between two walls.) The Mayan hammock can also be used on camping trips or installed on your porch or patio. These are the largest types of hammocks we carry, so be sure you have plenty of room to fully stretch out. You may find it so comfortable to snooze in that you’ll never go back to a regular bed! Unlike most nylon hammocks, no spreader bars required here.
The Mayan Hammocks are made out of cotton material with nylon end ropes. They are available in the Yucatan Double (bed length of 6.7 ft) and the Yucatan XL family size varieties, so you can lay back and relax by yourself or invite a friend over to stretch out beside you as you laze the day away staring at the clear blue sky. Who doesn’t want a piece of paradise? Our website is available to take orders 24/7! Order yours today.