Thin hammock consisting of buff-coloured vegetable fibre cords placed in parallel, forming the length of the hammock. These are tied across at intervals of about four inches with thick white cord, which is knotted in such a way that each length-wise thread is clear of its neighbour. The ends of the hammock are turned over, forming a loop at each end with a thick plaited vegetable fibre cord attached for suspension.

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