When you get a Mayan hammock, you are contributing directly to Mayan family income, supporting local community development and fostering the independence of the whole community. Thank you for supporting the fair trade of hammocks.
All our Mayan hammocks are all hand-woven by Mayan women in Mexico using traditional Mayan hammock weaving methods in villages all over the Mexican Yucatan peninsula. Several hunred families living in remote villages in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico participate in the program. These high quality Mayan hammocks are handmade of 100% cotton cord with nylon end strings.
The women make the Mayan hammocks in order to supplement their family incomes. The Mayan are often discriminated against, facing economic challenges and limited job opportunities.
Since the work is done at home, working conditions are better than in factories. In this way the women can also work from home and take care of their children at the same time. Since the Mayan women work for themselves, they have no one to report to and can take care of their families. It's also not uncommon to have their babies asleep safely bundled up in a hammock, fast alsleep from the gentle rocking of the hammocks. When they have finished weaving a Mayan hammock, they are picked up by our hammock distributor, who brings them directly to our distribution center in Merida Mexico..
All the hammocks are made with of 100% cotton with nylon endstrings. Nylon is a good choice if you plan to leave your hammock hanging outside, as it holds up to weather and wind better than cotton. However, nylon is not a comfortable a material. The synthetic fibers do not stretch or conform as well as cotton.
The most comfortable Mayan hammocks are made of a cotton weave which makes them very flexible yet incredibly supportive. Cotton, being a natural fiber, has a much nicer feel to it and with the right care it can last for many years. For strength, the end strings are always made of strong nylon.
The colors of the cotton Mayan hammock tend to be more pleasing to the eye, whereas the colors of the nylon threads are bright and shiny.
The hammocks come in all colors of the rainbow, available in one solid color or the ever exuberant multi-colored, rainbow hammocks.
As a wholesale hammock distributor, we here at StyleMexican are pleased to offer you the best quality, handmade Mayan hammocks and mexican serapes that support the village artisans and their families by employing Fair Trade practices.
The Mayan people of today include the Indigenous indigenous people of southern Mexico and northern Central America. Despite the epidemics and enslavement of Spanish colonial times, they stil exist and thrive today, though they continue to face discrimination. There are an estimated 7 million Mayans living in these area.
The largest population of present-day Mayan people live in the northern areas of Guatemala, Belize, and the western areas of Honduras and El Salvador. There are also large segments of Mayan population living in the Mexican states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Chiapas (famous for its uprising in 2000). The largest group of modern Mayans can be found in the Mexican state of Yucatán, on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula where we get our hammocks from. Learn more about the Mayan people
and their rich history and culture.