Why did we name our Tribal Hammock collection "Maipu?"
Our NEW Tribal Hammocks we're Inspired by a word from the Mapuche tribal dialect: "Maipú." Maipú means LUGAR DEL ARADO, or Place of the Plow. To honor those traditions that held the Native Mapuche people together and to tie in an appropriate relationship to our tree planting efforts, we thought the name was perfect and the patterns were cooler and what a better way to unify us all! The Mapuche Tribe are an indigenous people in South America and yes..., it's pronounced "My-Poo." We hope you love our new Maipú hammocks. As always 2 trees are planted per purchase.
We collaborated with Chris Benchetler - Pro Skier - and Skye Walker - Professional Muralist - to give you the Benchetler + Walker Series by Madera.
ChloroBlastfeatures a whale and bear as focal imagery and shows the connection between the earth and all things living. The majority of the art on this piece is from Chris Benchetler.
Narratives shows how Mother Nature and Old Man Winter connect through each other, the land, animals, trees, waves, weather and humans. Skye Walker wrapped it on his van for a year-long mural tour across the US intending to leave behind masterpieces & inspiration while increasing public know-how in the art community.
Photosynthesis, the fraternal twin brother to Chloroblast, with mostly Skye Walker’s art features what these good friends love: Nomadic van exploration connecting all living things to the earth and nature.
Stealthy Marmot derives inspiration from Yosemite. It blends Old Man Winter (an iconic work by Chris) with Mother Nature and connects the mountains with the sea. Chris Benchetler wrapped it on his van for his GoPro series: Chasing adVANture while traveling up the west coast to surf, ski, and live immersed in nature.