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Handwoven Hammocks for the Perfect Nap

Colombian-born Yaiza Dronkers Londoño was raised in The Netherlands but never forgot her roots. Handcrafted ‘hamacas’, the Spanish word for hammocks, have always been a part of Colombian culture but with the armed conflict in the country, the hammock-making tradition has mostly faded away. Looking for a way to help support the artisans there, she formed MAKA, which merges contemporary designs with traditional weaving techniques. The hammocks are available in three handwoven designs in various colors.

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The Poncho design was inspired by the traditional Colombian woven ponchos and it combines two different artisanal weaving traditions with bold colors.

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Looking to create a blending effect, the Frangipani design was made using a new way of weaving.

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Inspired by Pablo Picasso, the Pablo P. design features minimalist stripes in either black or grey that are woven in alternating thicknesses.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.