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Colombian Special Hammocks

Hammocks are woven in several regions of Colombia, the most famous are those woven in San Jacinto, a town in the department of Bolivar and those made by the Wayuu Indians in La Guajira.
 
In the Authentic world of hammocks we give you the opportunity to try several models: the hammocks of San Jacinto, made in vertical loom with cotton thread and even natural dyes and the jewels of the crown, the wayuu chinchorros.

Long before the conquistadors and chroniclers arrived, the Indians of Colombia had already established their own imagery on the hammock. The Wayuu of La Guajira say that it was the spider named Waleker that taught them how to weave their aerial beds. Consecrated artisan, she always had her fabrics ready at dawn and it was also the one that showed them the abstract designs with which they usually adorn them.
 
On the other hand, the zenú of the savannas of Cesar, and part of Sucre and Bolívar, had the habit of having the groom send the bride a cotton hammock as a symbol of marriage. They also used it in funeral rites as the resting place of the embalmed dead before the burial, and as the deposit in which they offered gold to their gods.
 
Zeno was a warrior people in which women could govern, exercise religious authority and even fight alongside men. They were exterminated by their tenacious resistance, but it was that same tenacity - especially that of women - that did not let the tradition of weaving die. Today, the artisans of towns such as San Jacinto, Morroa, Sampués and Corozal, where zenú lived centuries ago, are the main producers of hammocks sold in Colombia and abroad.