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Many of you have already seen on TV or read in some magazines great comments about those hammocks handmade by people from the hill tribe of Northern Thailand. They are known for their unique quality and comfort but also because it provides much needed work and fair wages to many families so they can get out of the poverty cycle. 

Handmade with love by the artists of Chiang Kong Hammock weaver group and Thatorn Tribal weavers. 

We are proud to bring you those incredible hammocks made in the hills of the north of Thailand.

  • Hand made with acrylic yarn that will resist rain and sun without loosing its colors (5 years limited warranty) ;
  • Woven with 3 thin yarns allowing beautiful patterns;
  • By far the softest hammocks for the skin ;
  • Never seen before designs ;
  • The tightest weave that won't leave marks ;
  • THE ONLY Fair trade certified Thai hammocks, byThai Tribal Crafts.

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A LITTLE HISTORY

Hammocks are relatively new to Thailand as they were introduced by Peter Schmid only in 1988.  Peter, a Swiss textile engineer, motorcycle tour guide, and adventurer,  has lived in Thailand for more than 30 years . His story is long and full of twists and turns. Amongst others it included 10 years of working with and supporting the “stone age” Mlabri tribe through hammock-making. 

After this period Peter saw that it could not get better with them so he decided to bring hammock weaving to a superior level and leave the Mlabri people to another organization (Yellow leaf), and they still make the same hammocks since then. After that and over the years Peter developed 7 different types of hammocks, and created over 300 different colour designs. His aim has always been to create new works of art rather than imitating others. Now his wife and her 2 daughters are working with a specialized production group in Chiang Khong who have developped the expertise to produce unique complicated designs like, among many others, our Montecapra, Skywalker and Monteverdi models. It takes alot of training to make those hammocks.

They also train and support many weavers from the Thai Tribal Crafts organisation. With this unique partnership today more then 200 families can count on hammock weaving to make a better life for them and their communities.

ART, TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Unique weaving technique - For 30 years, the weaving technique has been optimized and decorated with new color effects. The training of the weavers takes several years, but then the energy and love of craftsmanship flows into every hammock.
  • Comfort due to acrylic yarn - High-quality special yarn in acrylic in over 100 color variations. This very unique acrylic yarn is a great material choice for hammocks. Acrylic yarn combines the advantages of synthetic (durable and easy-care) and cotton (pleasant and comfortable).
  • Hammock Art Family - Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand - a place where you can still feel the happy hippie feeling. Chiang Rai is also the home of the Hammock Art family, providing a steady income for many people in the poor mountainous areas of the country.
  • Cozy size - The FAMILY SIZE hammock beds are 7.5' x 7.5'. Two people can cuddle in very comfortably, and when alone you will sink with pleasure into the depths of the soft waving fabric.
  • Unique Designs -  Hammock Art provides a steady stream of high-contrast, complementary, minimalist, asymmetrical designs, or simply put, damned beautiful hammocks that make every garden truly stylish and functional.

HAMMOCKS PRODUCTION

HANDMADE MASTERPIECES WITH COMPLEX WEB TECHNOLOGY BORN IN THE NORTH OF THAILAND.

The HILL TRIDE HAMMOCKS are made by hand in the north of Thailand. We offers people from remote villages the opportunity of a fair, steady income.

The continual deforestation of the forest, the lack of education, the remote location and discrimination by the rest of the population have made it almost impossible for many tribes in the region to find a way out of poverty. In 1996, Swiss textile engineer and dropout Peter Schmidt discovered the craftsmanship of the Hill Tribes and started weaving hammocks with them. Its textile experience and the traditional craftsmanship of the local people made the first net hammocks in Thailand. Twenty-one years later, Hammock Art has created a hammock collection that is hard to beat in terms of design, comfort and quality.

Originally intended as an alternative income, the project is now a steady employer for many men and women in the Lanna, Lahu, Khmu and Hmong tribes.

The production takes place in the home villages and is paid fairly. Each worker sets his own pace.