Hammock in Painting (2)
A hammock, as many other useful things, was invented by South American Indians. It would save them from the damp of the topical jungle, from creeping and crawling insects. It was brought in the Old World by the sailors, who used hammocks instead of beds. In Europe, hammocks were rarely used for their intended purpose, basically it was an exotic decoration, a place for a short rest and a nap.
Psychologists claim that one will need much less time for recuperation, resting in a hammock, as a human body weight is distributed among hundreds of threads, thereby providing rest for the vestibular system.