Hammock Artisans of Ceará from Brazil
is the artisan in the spotlight this week
Antonio Jose, from Hammock Artisans of Ceará, has been making hammocks for over 20 years. This now allows him to offer work to over 100 women from the area. The hammock's main body is woven on a loom, and then it is distributed among groups of women to finish. They usually work from home so they may continue looking after their children. Many of the women have taught their techniques to their daughters and granddaughters, thus ensuring the hammock-making tradition is kept alive.