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Peace & Quiet Hammock

Enjoy some peace & quiet in this lovely hammock from Nicaragua. The Peace & Quiet Hammock is trimmed with a decorative edge, woven on a simple loom and tied by hand. Oyanca Artesania helps artisans reach into the past to find a better future by helping them find markets for their traditional craft skills.

HANDCRAFTED IN NICARAGUA

  • Crocheted navy and white striped cotton hammock with guazuma ulmifolia wood cross bars on each end.
  • Wooden header and footer to keep its shape
  • 130L x 39W inches; Wooden bars: 39L x 1.25D inches
  • Can hold up to 250lbs
  • Handcrafted in Nicaragua

SKU: 8106040

THE MAKERS

Based in Managua, Nicaragua, Oyanca Artesania was founded in 2001 by Tamara Pereira, with the goal of providing increased export opportunities for Nicaraguan ceramic artisans. The enterprise seeks to invest resources in developing new designs, colors and forms, based on market trends, to build on traditional skills. In their ceramic pieces, Oyanca artisans combine the best of traditional Nicaraguan culture with contemporary design, in order to create innovative products that create new markets for traditional crafts. Oyanca works with artisans in both rural and urban areas of Nicaragua, with 50 percent of the artisans being women. Oyanca also conducts training programs for artisans, focused on marketing assistance, technical skills, infrastructure and production efficiency. Ten Thousand Villages started purchasing from Oyanca Artesania in 2008.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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