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Tropical Nature Brazilian Cotton Hammock with Crocheted Fringe (Single)

Tropical Nature Brazilian Cotton Hammock with Crocheted Fringe (Single)

Regular price $235.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-249191

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

This Brazilian hammock is woven of cotton by the talented Hammock Artisans of Ceará. They crochet floral fringes by hand and include sturdy eucalyptus spreader bars for comfort.

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.

  • materials: 100% cotton and eucalyptus wood
  • Hanging accessories not included
  • Not weather resistant
  • Holds up to 300 lbs.
Bed size: 91 in. L x 65 in. W; Total length: 142 in. L

Hand wash only

Artisan Information

Hammock Artisans of Ceará

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Hammocks have been in use in Brazil for centuries, even before the Portuguese landed on their shores in the 15th century. Not only were hammocks used for sleeping, but they were also used for transporting goods.

The people of northeastern Brazil still prefer to sleep in hammocks, whereas throughout the country they served a decorative function that offers enviable relaxation. Therefore, a hammock must be woven with special care — its elaboration includes various steps and the conjoint work of several 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 treadle 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 since the 1980s, 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 the demand for hammocks increases, they are starting to return to work on them.

The women in the older generations have confided that it is their hope that, through your purchases and support, the younger ones will become more interested in making hammocks, and take great pride in doing so.

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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