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November 12, 2014 By Andy Ross

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The art of a hammock

When I think of hammocks, (not that I often do, I will admit), images of the sea, ships and palm trees come to mind. But this link from a friend has changed that completely.

Made in Guiana by a Women's Co-operative, the Wapishana Hammock is, in the words of Ann Sutton, "modest, practical, elegant and tasteful", and I might add, beautiful. The intricate knotting and weaving needs to be seen to be believed. Have a look for yourself at a video on YouTube.

(Picture courtesy of Nicholas Laughlin. "Emeline Baretto of the Rupununi Weavers Society")