Each Mexican hammock is unique
Handmade hammockThe Mexican hammock is handmade by the Maya people in Mexico. See also our trip report.
Unique versionsEach woven hammock is therefore unique in terms of patterns and colours. Therefore we put each Mexican hammock separately on the photo. You get exactly the hammock that you see in the photo. Of course, we have several of the monochrome hammocks in stock.
Top qualityOur Mexican hammocks are of top quality. Moreover, before the hammocks are shipped to Europe there is an extensive quality control.
Men and womenThe Maya make the hammocks as a extra income. Usually it is done by women, but men also weave.
RelaxedWeaving is not "production work", but is done when people feel like (time is always there).
Sizes Mexican hammocks
5 sizes Mexican hammocksThe standard Mexican hammock has a daybed of woven cotton thread. The suspension lines are made of nylon for added strength. This hammock, also called a net hammock, comes in 5 sizes. See the table below.
Thick Cord hammockIn addition to the 5 standard Mexican hammocks we have TC ("Thick Cord") Mexican hammocks. These are made of heavy gauge thread. Only available in XXXL
|Type||Weight||Bed (cm)||Length (cm)||To carry (kg)|
|B||650||200 x 100||410||150|
|L||950||200 x 150||410||200|
|XL||1250||200 x 200||410||250|
|XXL||1400||200 x 250||410||300|
|XXXL||1700||200 x 300||410||350|
|XXXL TC||3000||200 x 300||410||350|
Comparing pricesWould you like to compare the prices of different suppliers of Mexican hammocks? Because everyone uses different names and because the Mexican hammocks are woven and therefore flexible, it is difficult to compare by name or size. To determine whether the hammocks are about the same size it is best to look at the weight.
Names in use for the different sizes
|Our name||Others names|
|B||#3, Single, No 6|
|L||#4, Double, Large No 10|
|XL||#5, Matrimoniale, Queen, No 14|
|XXL||#6, Familiare, King, No 16>|
|XXXL||#7, Jumbo, Giant, No 20|
Get into your mexican hammock
Stand in front of the hammock, and with one hand grab the trailing edge and with the other hand the front edge of the hammock. Lift the trailing edge upwards and pull the front edge forward. Now sit down in the middle of the Mexican hammock. Pull the back of the hammock upwards and lean back. Put your feet in the hammock and find the right position.