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  • Clara Ramirez
    active: Paraguay
  • hammock, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Tobatí, Paraguay
  • palm fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 226 x 106 cm
    Object Length/Width: 89 x 41 3/4 in
  • Gift of Gregorio Lopez Grenno
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6828

The hammock is made from twisted palm fiber strings with a longitudinal orientation. It is secured at regular intervals, the ends left as decorative tufts along the sides. It is light natural with darker brown stripes. The end fibers are twisted into ropes and gathered into loops to hang the hammock.