This handwoven straw hat recalls the golden age of travel while offering extremely lightweight sun protection. Although woven toquilla palm hats are a 400-year-old Ecuadorian craft tradition, the world knows these as Panama hats. While President Theodore Roosevelt visited the Panama Canal in 1906, he was photographed wearing one, and they became globally popular. Toquilla palm is grown on Ecuador's west coast in villages accessible only by foot. A cottage industry of artisans harvests the palm and weaves it into these soft yet structured hats. Handmade by artisans in Ecuador. Brim width 3". Each hat is handwoven so brim width may vary.
Can be damp-ironed to remove wrinkles.
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