brazilian hammocks

The district of Caraibeiras  in the state of Pernambuco is a well recognized center of textile handicraft. Its origins go back to the 17th century in a group of indians Pankararu while the production of handmade hammocks, shawls for sofa, bed quilts, placemats, clothes and other textile products involves about 85% of the population's workforce.

The fabrication process of handwoven brazilian hammocks is lengthy and requires a number of stages:

  • placing the thread on the loom
  • tying the loops where the cord passes
  • weaving the 'mamukaba'
  • sewing for curved shape and strength
  • tying the knots of the fringe
  • passing the cord