Handmade Cotton or Wool Arawak Hammocks by Edna

The Arawaks of South America have been making hammocks for over 800 years, and had perfected the art long before Christopher Columbus took a wrong turn and landed on the eastern coast of South America. In fact, Columbus is said to have returned home with great numbers of what has become today a common sight in backyards all over the world.


Baby hammocks of all types have also become increasingly popular, although in terms of comfort, breathability, and quality, Arawak baby hammocks have proven to be superior. Customarily, Arawak women would grow their own cotton organically. Today, baby hammocks designed and created by Edna, are made of cottons and wools carefully selected to honour and reflect this tradition.



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