Brazilian Double Hammock - Manaus Majesty
Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceará wove this 100% cotton hammock on a loom in natural ecru hues and finished by hand with lavish crocheted florid draping. The Manaus Majesty was designed for optimal comfort and enviable relaxation. This kind of hammock is often referred to as a wedding hammock.
Hammock size: 143" L x 65" W
Bed size: 90" L x 65" W
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.
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About the 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 work to over 100 women in the state of Ceará. Many of the women have taught their techniques to their daughters and granddaughters, thus ensuring the hammock-making tradition is kept alive. It is not an easy task, for many of the younger generations seem to prefer more modern activities. However, as interest grows and demands for hammocks increases, they are starting to return to work on them.