Hammock’s Deep History

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the day (waaaay back in the day) there was a tribe that centered itself around what is now Florida as well as the West Indies.  This tribe was called the Arawakan.  A subsection of this tribe that lived in Haiti was called the Taino people.  

They used a word for fish nets that looked something like amaca.  They also used this netting technology to sleep in which was an early form of what is know today as a hammock.  When Spanish explorers met these people and saw their fish net style beds they interpreted the word a little differently than “amaca” and eventually turned it into “hamaca” and of course through time it became “hammock”.

For a deeper look into hammock history take a look at this article.

 

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