In , hammocks are made in villages surrounding the capital city of the Yucatán, , and are sold throughout the world as well as locally. They were not part of Classic era ; they were said to have arrived in the Yucatán from the Caribbean fewer than two centuries before the . In addition to bark and , hammocks were constructed from various materials, including fronds in western . Quality of native and modern hammocks depends greatly on the quality of the material, thread, and the number of threads used. Mayan hammocks are made on a and are hand woven by men, women and children. Hammocks are so symbolically and culturally important for the Yucatecans that even the most humble of homes have hammock hooks in the walls; in rural , a family home may have multiple hammocks strung across the main room, for use as seating, as beds, or as sleep-swings for infants.
When I was a teenager, I hung a hammock in my room. I don’t know how I got the gumption to do it, but I’d brought a back from Mexico and somehow found a pair of strong hammock hooks meant to screw into wood studs. Which is what I did: a hook on opposite walls so the hammock hung at an angle, with no obstructions.
Hammock Hooks can be used as new hooks or to replace original, worn down or broken hammock hooks. Pivoting hook allows for a variety of positions. Requires two 1/4 in. wood screws or hex lag screws for installation (not included). Must fasten into wood base material for proper installation.
[…] night my sons invited me to bunk in their room—I have hammock hooks installed there, so I obliged. My sons are in bunk beds and my hammock crosses the room diagonally, with one end […]