NOVICA Handmade Brazilian Natural Ecru Cotton 2 Person Hand Woven Hammock with Crochet Fringe, ‘Manaus Majesty’ (double)

April 20, 2018 - Comment

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured – we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: Designed for optimal comfort and enviable relaxation, this beautiful

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NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured – we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer.

About this item: Designed for optimal comfort and enviable relaxation, this beautiful hammock is from Brazil’s Hammock Artisans of Ceará. The hammock, woven in natural ecru hues, is finished by hand with lavish crocheted florid draping.

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.

Hammock size: 143″ L x 65″ W

Bed size: 90″ L x 65″ W

100% cotton

Hanging accessories not included

Use mild detergent only

Hand wash in cold water

Not weather resistant

Holds up to 450 lbs.

If a stand is desired, we recommend one around 10ft in size.

– Holds up to 450 lbs.

About our Artist: 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…

Comments

elia says:

Love it! Exactly as I expected. Being Brazilian, I know my hammocks and this is a nice one. Even the smell is what I remember from my childhood. I got it to replace my old one, bought in Brazil, eaten by squirrels last spring. My mom told me to put pepper on the strings to keep them away. And knowing it is fair trade, makes it acceptable that it costs more than double of the next best.

Kimberly S says:

Great to sleep in! I use this hammock as a nightly sleeper in my bedroom and it is SO comfy! I used to toss and turn endlessly when I used a mattress, to the point where I only got 3-4 hours of sleep per night. I tried several mattresses, even some really expensive ones, before doing research and hearning stories similar to the one I’m typing out right now.This is a very durable hammock, and very well-made. I spilled a few drops of tea one time and I expected it to be stained, but it came right out…

Cassie E says:

Great quality. Really want the striped color one now Great quality. Really want the striped color one now. Kind of stiff when you first get it. Stretches out beautifully when laid on. So might have to adjust a couple times but amazing. My dog and I love laying in it and watching the sky.

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