Melbourne Hats Panama Outback B3 Hat - Natural

Regular price $84.95 AUD
Sale price $99.95 AUD
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Melbourne Hats Size: S (57cm - 7 1/8)

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Barmah have produced 2 outstanding Genuine Panama hats. The 'hoods' are handwoven in Ecuador using Toquila Palm. They are then formed into their shapes and finished here in Australia. The headbands are made using a DuPont Softie material for a comfortable fit.

A top seller and sold world wide. These hats are hand woven in Ecuador , taking one person up to 7 days to pick the reed, strip and hand weave the forms to make these hat shapes. They are then pressed and finished here in Australia. They are made from the highest quality materials to bring a sensational , light weight and stylish hat to you.

We are proud to ship these Aussie Hats world wide with such great effect and quality. These are our top sellers.

Origins of the Panama hat date back to the early 1900. The workers of the Panama Canal would wear these unique hats made by the local villagers in and around Ecuador. These hats were made by generations by the local village folk and their Inca ancestors before them. Unique to Ecuador the Toquilla Palm plant only grows in that high altitude area ( above 4,000 feet ) and the local villagers would strip these plants and spend hours making these hats to keep them protected from the Sun. In the Early 1900, workers from the Panama Canal took samples of these fine hats to Europe and soon the people of Europe and the West embraced the soft and gentle styles of the Toquilla Palm hat. Soon the Prince of Wales wore one to the races and it then became very fashionable to wear the so called Panama Canal Hats. Van Gogh and Monet immortalized them in to our western culture and now , over 100 years on, they still provide great shade, whilst being light weight and durable. These hats now come in many grades for us to choose from. The grade greatly depends on how long it takes to make and how thin the Palm Strips are . The finer the grade, the long it takes to hand weave, the softer the hat and the more roll able or crushable it is . Some of the finest grades can take up to 16 days to make and have to be woven in a barrel of water so that they do not break during the weaving process. Here at Hats By The 100, we have been importing and selling Panama Hats since 1984. We pride ourselves in our deep respect and understanding of this great traditional product. We have the widest selection of hats in Australia and offer fast, reliable shipping to bring you this great product. Enjoy our selection of over 45 different Panama Hats.

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