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The Hammock of the Maya

23 February 2012 One Comment

Belize Photo: Hammock of the Maya

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Hammock of the Maya.

Over 3000 years ago, the Hammock served to provide superior comfort and relaxation to the Maya civilization that occupied Yucatan Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

Here is a short film that documents the all but dying traditional Maya art of weaving hammocks from the fibers of the agave plant.

For more historical remnants of the Maya, visit the Natural History Centre at The Lodge at Chaa Creek.

Photo taken by Naturalist Guide: Meshack Eliah

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  • zack0109 said:

    Yep…I think this kind of hammock must be perfect for superior comfort and relaxation.

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