How Long Does it Take to Make a Mexican Hammock
Posted on August 17 2009
All of our hammocks are 100% handwoven and take between 5-30 days to make. Generally, smaller Mexican Hammocks, such as our Double Hammock, in a fairly simple colour scheme will take a few solid days. The larger the hammock and the more extensive the colours scheme; the longer it will take to weave.
15-30 days may seem like a long time to make just one hammock but did you know each hammock has approximately 7km of cord in it. That is a lot! Upon a closer inspection, you will soon realise just how tightly woven our authentic Mexican hammocks are. The reason why the traditional Mayans weave their hammock like this is to ensure your body has maximum support. This is achieved through spreading your weight across as many weaves and cords as possible and by doing so you will never experience a section of the hammock digging into your body. I’m sure we have all experienced this with cheaper imitations.
You can view an online demonstration of one of our Mexican Hammocks being woven through this blog post.