Mayan Hammock



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A Mayan Hammock will "cocoon" your body into a state of peace for your body, mind and soul.


Mexican cotton hammocks are a must have in any camping gear.

These handmade hammocks might be the best hammock in the world for relaxing in.

From Mexico, it is not a nylon hammock but amazingly made cotton hammocks that are incredibly durable.

Whether you have a single or a two person hammock, a camp hammock will provide you with unbelievable peace and relaxation.


History of the Mayan Hammock

I don't think anyone knows for sure who invented the very first hammock but certainly the Mayan Indians were developing them very early on in history.

And in Mayan civilization, hammocks are still a big part of their daily life.

Merida, Mexico is located on the Yucatan Peninsula and is the hammock capital of Mexico. The Mayan or Yucatan hammock is an art form that has been passed down from one generation to another and still thrives today.

Hammocks were originally made from the bark of Hamak trees and only in the last 50-70 years has cotton been the main fibre to use.

Hammock manufacturing is the main source of income for the majority of families living on the Yucatan Peninsula. Each one is handmade and the Mayan trademark is clearly in the amazing colours and unique designs of each one.


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Taking one of these camping hammocks with you will provide you with so much peace and relaxation. Read, snooze, stare up at the sky or just snuggle up with one of your children.

The other nice quality about these hammocks is how the body just relaxes into the natural curve of them. A great tension releaser!

Although cotton is not recommended for the outdoors, some camping hammocks are made with synthetic fibres now which makes them even more durable than their cotton cousins.

Two great places to go shopping for travel hammocks are REI or for more selection we really like Grand Trunk Goods.


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