By Quentin Bousquet. Hammocks. Published at Friday, February 02nd, 2018 - 18:06:38 PM.
Mayan hammocks are extremely comfortable and provide good ventilation, but don't leave any prints on your skin. They are also very light-weight, so string hammocks can be used for camping or taken to the beach. There is one disadvantage though - it is easy to damage a string hammock. Any sharp object can easily cut the string, so they are not as durable as rope or fabric hammocks.
The hammock was first used between 450-404 B.C. by one of Socrates students. Sometime in the 1700s, it is reported that Christopher Columbus brought the hammock back to Europe from the islands he had explored. In their early days, hammocks were constructed with tree bark sisal leaves. Today's hammocks are constructed with fabrics such as cotton, polyester, Nylon, Olefin and Nylon Silk. Along with the many fabrics used to make hammocks, the design styles have improved.
Hammocks can be of different types, including portable hammock, hammock chair, and hammock swing. Portable hammocks are made of a lightweight material that is easy to carry around. Still, the material is sturdy enough to hold up the weight of one person properly. Portable hammocks often ship with hammock posts, so you will not need to hunt for trees that are strong enough and at the right distance from one another when you are looking for a relaxing nap on the beach.
Many people believe cotton is the best material for rope and fabric hammocks because it is perceived to be comfortable, durable, breathable and attractive. Actually, given the man-made materials now available for hammocks and hammock chairs, cotton is a poor choice.
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