The essential outdoor furniture and accessories that you can’t do without are Mexican hammocks and Mexican serapes. Hammocks add a great outdoor decor to any patio, garden or backyard. Inside, decorating with Mexican serapes also warms up your place with their vibrant colors and unique design. They are also perfect for a picnic, lounging in the park or a day at the beach.
When considering a hammock there are two materials to consider: nylon and cotton. Nylon would be a good choice, as it holds up to weather and wind better than cotton. However, nylon is not as comfortable a material. The synthetic fibers don’t stretch or conform as well as cotton. Cotton, being a natural fiber, is much more comfortable and cradles well to the body. The best Mexican hammocks take advantage of these 2 fibers. All our Mexican hammocks are made of 100% cotton, with the end strings or loops made of nylon to provide the strength and support. The Mayan women of today use them in the villages to rock their baby to sleep as they make the hammocks.
There are also thick cord hammocks and thin cord hammocks. The major difference is the thick cord hammocks use a twine that is about the size of a pencil lead. The thin cord hammocks are more like a fishing mesh or net. The thicker cord hammocks tend to be popular with resorts and hotels where they are in higher use. The thin cord hammocks are more popular with people who purchase them for themselves or a friend.
In its intended form, serape refers to the traditional striped weave that makes up the blanket design of today. It was the mark of the traditional striped weave of the simple outer clothing worn like a poncho. The technique to create these stunning blankets has been passed on through the generations. These stunning and stylish Mexican serape blanket bring a unique decorative touch and a splash of color to any room in the house. From table runners in the dinning room to bed covers, these unique pieces of fabric art make a wonderful accessory to any piece of furniture or add vibrancy to any room in the house. Serapes are a great way to add some Mexican home decorating style. Serapes blankets also make for a great outdoors blanket, for the beach or a picnic. They have also been used for weddings, banquets and festivals. Serapes especially make a great gift!