Moriche Palm Hammock
$399.00|Made in Venezuela
Handwoven by Jivi men and women, nomads indigenous to the Amazon, these hammocks are made from fiber of the moriche palm, found on the banks of the Orinoco River. Easy to sling between trees in the dense jungle, they provide a perfect place to rest and em-body the craft and skill of their culture.
W: 51.18x L: 74.80 inches
Natural and Brown
The Jivi tribe has been known since around 1538, when Nicolás de Federmann, leader of a Spanish expedition discovered it. Nowadays, there’s very few of them. Their community suffered the consequences of colonization. Despite that, they have been able to survive through their traditional activities.
Hammock weaving is one of the activities that sustain the Amazonian Tribe. Their community thrives through the making of objects with palm fibers such as baskets, flutes and hammocks. It’s the tribe’s men that practice this craft, whereas the women are in charge of ceramics. They make budares, which are circular plates where they cook arepas, a traditional Venezuelan food that consists of wheat.
These hammocks are made of moriche palm, which translates to ¨tree of life.¨ However, when the moriche palm is not in season, Jivis use alternative plant fiber sources to weave, like the cumare plant, for example. These hammocks, or ‘chinchorros’, are usually devoid of decoration or ornamentation, unlike many other Amazonian cultures.
Jivi Tribe pieces are unique due to their artisanal nature as they are entirely made and decorated by hand. For this reason, the piece you receive at home may be dissimilar in some minor aspect from what you see in the picture. At the end of the day, these subtle differences make each one of these products an object with meaning.
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