After taking a look at the origins of the world’s first hammocks in my last post, I became more curious about the first American-made hammocks.
Who made the first hammock?
During his 1492 voyage, Columbus found “wonderful arrangements of nets” in the homes of native peoples in modern-day Cuba. This marks the earliest known appearance of the hammock in our written record.
5. Failing to match the surrounding foliage
We spend a lot of time talking (arguing) about what’s “best.”
Bargain-hunters want the best price. NASCAR drivers, the best time. We can’t just have friends – we need to single out a best friend. “Best” is a slippery term, but one that at times can preoccupy every part of our lives.
Secondhand Wisdom is a continuing series where I share unique insights from my conversations with a hammock industry veteran.
We recently sat down with a hammock expert with 30+ years of experience in the industry to talk about the wooden bars used on most rope hammocks.