The word hammock comes from the Spanish root word -maka, meaning “stretch of cloth.” Hammocks were essential in ancient native cultures for helping people sleep above the ground to avoid insects, snake bites and disease. Early hammocks were woven out of tree bark, and later transitioned to more abundant sisal fibers or palm fronds, depending on the maker’s location. Europeans adopted the design aboard naval ships for more economical use of tight space and to protect sailors from falling out of wooden bunks during rough seas. These simple fabric beds are so versatile, astronauts aboard Apollo lunar expeditions used them to avoid sleeping on the cold cabin floor of the space shuttles.
Today, hammocks remain an important part of the artisanal culture throughout South America. In fact, the municipality of Concepción Quezaltepeque in El Salvador celebrates a traditional Hammocks Festival every November, where artisans produce and sell hand-woven hammocks.
There are several unique features of a hammock that help you wake up rested and restored, whether using them for an afternoon nap or a full night’s sleep. Here are just a few health benefits of hammocks that people have noticed:
Building on centuries of hammock tradition, Tuuci’s Air Lounge with Wave Stand takes luxurious comfort of hammock swinging to the next level. The unique design of our sculptural base utilizes bending techniques common to the maritime industry and allows loungers to float easily on the breeze. The hammock’s breathable, sun-resistant mesh fabric is engineered to keep you cool and comfortable. Like all Tuuci products, the Air Lounge and Wave Stand are constructed with marine grade wood and metal components to provide years of uninterrupted relaxation.
Tuuci customers enjoy their Air Lounges on sunporches, docks, boat decks and poolside patios. Wherever you decide to lounge in the shade, we know you’ll enjoy carrying on the timeless tradition of hammock swinging. National Hammock Day is celebrated every year on July 22, making this a great time to add a Tuuci Air Lounge to your summer to-do list.