Their sizes can accommodate one person, two or three. Mayan's creations are made of either cotton or nylon string woven to form a supportive net. They also have a looser weave. For good and comfortable 'support', Mayan uses several numbers of strings.
The comfort that swings provide is exceptional. It is what makes Mayan's product stand out from others. However, to enjoy optimal comfort, it should meet the 'hanging' requirements. This means to say that they will not work properly on stands designed for rope hammocks.
These Mayan's can be set up indoors as long as you have a solid anchor location of about 13 feet apart and 5 or 6 feet high. You can hang them from eyebolts mounted through ceiling joists if the area has a distance of more than 15 feet.
They are also convenient to use and to keep. If not being used, you can simply untie one end and hang both loops from a wall. It can even add to the style of your wall.
These rope swings use thin to medium-thin fibers in weaving the hammock, making it really heavenly to your body. But because of its thinness, it is also very delicate. If given proper care, it can last for twenty years. If neglected and subjected constantly to harsh use, it can only last for a year.
But there are now hammocks made of synthetic materials. Mayans have considered using nylon and polypropylene for a few benefits. They are both known to be durable under humid and moist conditions. Nylon is good at resisting the fading sunlight, making it ideal for outdoors use.
Synthetic ones are also used in boats and by people who live near beaches and other bodies of water. Weaving synthetic materials is not easy as Mayans have to fuse-melt the materials to prevent defraying.
Today these swings are made from different colored materials for a creative and attractive appearance. The patterns of weaving the thread are unique and coordinated to produce an excellent design.
They are hand-woven in Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula, and Quintana Roo. In Mexico, Merida is called the capital of hammocks as 60% of the area is devoted to making them.
The Mayan hammocks sold today are created by these villagers by creative women whose skills have been passed on from their descendants many generations earlier.
Today, when you hear the word Mayan Hammocks, only one word comes to mind-comfort. People prefer the ones that from Mexico because of the optimal comfort they feel when they plunge their tired body into it. There are even testimonials that they can relieve tired muscles in your body.