The name actually comes from a tree.
The hammock has a rather rich history. The first use of this dates back all the way to the time of the Mayans. One of earth’s earliest civilizations, the Mayans were the first to make use of the suspended bed. This relaxation item has stood the rest of time simply because of how relaxing it is. There’s no other reason why it exists? Its simply put, one of the more convenient and simple ways to relax. Plus at the time, and we’re talking about Ancient civilization times, it did protect you from snakes and other poisonous animals.
Where the name came from.
This product was made from the woven bark of the Hammock tree – so if ever you were wondering, that is where the name originates.
How an Ancient explorer took this item to the next level.
Christoper Columbus, the world’s most popular ancient explorer, made sure to take note of this incredible relaxation tool when he first chanced upon it in one of his many explorations. To quote: “: “A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas or nets in which they sleep.” From here, the word was taken from the Spanish scene to the American Scene where the terms was eventually coined as “hammock”.
Where it’s most popular:
Considering that this item originated in Latin America, this can be fairly seen in almost every part of the region wherever you go. It’s in homes? It’s in little streets? In tiny beaches? You name it. The hammock is a very popular item especially in Caribbean or Coastal areas. Take for example the country of the Philippines. In this 7100 plus island, the hammock, termed as the “duyan”, is a fairly popular item in the country. Seeing as to how the region is littered with hundreds and thousands of beaches left and right, the hammock take the Philippine experience to the next level by providing a relaxing form of rest from a quick dip in the ocean. Other countries where this popularly resides is in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Mexico. In the great state of America, this can be seen in popular coastal areas such as California and Florida.