Siestas in a Hammock and Feeling Altruistic

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It is 35 degrees outside today but I am not deterred. I am already thinking ahead to when I can hang a hammock on the frame in the yard and nap in the sunshine. Today, thanks to the people at NOVICA/National Geographic, I ordered a new one to replace our well-loved Salvadoran hammock which might not make it through the season.

Our new hammock (pictured above), is hand-woven by Maya artisans in Mexico using traditional techniques. This particular hammock is called “Magical Isle.” According to the website, “The tropical isle of Holbox, at the tip of the Maya Riviera inspires the color selection for this hammock. The sea assumes both green and blue undertones that merge around the isle to give it a mystical illusion.” – I’ll be daydreaming about that isle of Holbox when I take a nap in the hammock but I’ll also be feeling good about the purchase I made, knowing it supports people who are keeping traditional culture alive.

All of the products purchased on the NOVICA website support artisans around the world – and each handmade object is so incredible. Let me show you a few of my favorites.

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All of these items here are actually part of my “Colorful Soul” Collection. On NOVICA you can curate collections of images, (kind of like Pinterest), and your efforts help highlight products for customers, thus supporting the artisans.

I have a feeling that most of you think this is all just as chévere as I do, so I’m very excited to tell you that NOVICA/National Geographic is allowing me to hold a giveaway! (Did you really think I’d brag about my new hammock without giving you the opportunity to get something, too?)

See the details below to enter!

THE GIVEAWAY

Prize description: One lucky winner will receive a gift code for $75.00 USD to use on a purchase made in the NOVICA/National Geographic online store. (If you choose an item valued more than $75.00 or the total comes to more than $75.00 with shipping costs, you will be responsible for the remaining balance. Gift code expires 5/8/2013 and if not used before that date, will not be renewed.)

Approximate value: $75.00

How to Enter:

Visit the NOVICA/National Geographic online store and then leave a comment here telling me which item you love the most and which country it’s from. (It doesn’t have to be from Latin America!)

For a second entry, create an account on NOVICA, and curate at least one collection. Leave the link to your NOVICA collection in comments.

(Please read official rules below.)

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You must be able to provide a U.S. address for prize shipment. Your name and address will only be shared with the company in charge of prize fulfillment. Please no P.O. Boxes. One entry per household. Make sure that you enter a valid E-mail address in the E-mail address field so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be selected at random. Winner has 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entries are being accepted between February 21st, 2013 through February 28th, 2013. Entries received after February 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST, will not be considered. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. If you win, by accepting the prize, you are agreeing that Latinaish.com assumes no liability for damages of any kind. By entering your name below you are agreeing to these Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

Buena suerte!

Disclosure: This is not a paid or sponsored post. NOVICA/National Geographic allowed me to pick something from their website for under $75 for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Posted on February 21, 2013, in art, crafts, Culture. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Ooooooooh, I love hammocks! What a great site. My favorite item is the Cedar wood foldable table, ’6th Avenue Guatemala’. From Guatemala, of course! :-) I could totally use one of those in my house.

  2. Lic. María Raiti

    Hi dear friend! A mi me encantan las imágenes de Buddha y de todo lo fantástico que vi en el sitio, lo que más me gustó fue esto: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=123943

    it´s a Wood statuette, ‘Buddha with a Rosary’!!!
    Gracias por la oportunidad de participar! Cariños, Fernanda

  3. We love the nativity set from El Salvador that we got from them few years ago. I was actually just on their website yesterday looking at some other Salvadoran items.

    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=181947

  4. I love the hammock swing “salvador sun”

  5. I brought back a colourful woven blanket and a tablecloths from Guatemala. bought them at the local market in Chichicastenango. Beautiful art.

  6. That was fun to look around that site. I’m going to bookmark for future gift giving. Thanks for making me aware of it!
    Here is my collection:
    http://www.novica.com/mynovica/gallery/?collectionid=6313

  7. Way too hard to pick just one! But I have always wanted cups like these: Extra large blown glass tumblers, ‘Cobalt Charm’ (set of 6)by Javier and Efren. They are from Mexico of course. Now to go off and make a wish list.

  8. Ok- I am not sure if I did the collection right- but I started it out tonite. I will have to add more later. Way too many cool things. And some of the prices are really good too!
    http://www.novica.com/mynovica/gallery/?collectionID=6322

  9. I agree with the others….lots of beautiful stuff to choose from. I did love the cotton batik shoulder bag…I think it’s from Bali. But I loved a lot of stuff in your collection, too.

  10. My favorite would have to be the Frog Prince silver Y necklace from Mexico. Not only is it beautiful, but my youngest son’s nickname is Frog! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=182119

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Love The Leather map, ‘South America in 21st Century Made In Brazil !

  12. Here is a link to the curation I made called Serenity. http://www.novica.com/mynovica/gallery/?collectionID=3647

  13. I love this robe and its from Indonesia
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=176172

  14. Sorry I dont think my first comment showed up but I love this http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=191975&re=defaultrec and its from Indonesia
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  15. I like the Glass candleholder, ‘Half Moon’ from Indonesia

  16. Oh Wow!!!! Such vibrant colour :D

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