Handwoven Toquilla Straw Hat - THE DIAMOND - Tiger Brown
Great hat for the outdoors!
Our Handwoven Toquilla Straw Hats are more than just a hat, they are a tradition!
Here it is some history for you...
This style of Handwoven Hats were exported from Ecuador to Panama in the mid 1800’s and purchased by fortune seekers crossing the Panama isthmus on their way to the California gold rush. During the Spanish American War, the US government bought 50,000 of these hats for the troops from merchants in Panama. During the early twentieth century, these same hats became very popular at the Panama Canal construction site, where the hats were very well suited to the hot and humid weather conditions. As word spread around the world of this construction marvel, so did the genius of these hand woven hats from Ecuador. Since then, these practical and stylish hats, handwoven in Ecuador, have been known as Panama hats.
All our hats have a readjustable interior band to change to a smaller size if need it.
Material: Pure Toquilla Straw and Full Grain Cow Leather Band.