Large Beach Hat Gold, Braided Ribbon

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • 40 hours of work

Description

Entirely handmade in straw and adorned with a cotton blend braided ribbon and three pompoms, the beach hat is the perfect accessory for lounging by the pool or at the beach. Pair it with one of our bucket bags for a complete look.

Straw weaving is a lesser known art form practiced by the Wayúu people, particularly in the northern part of the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. Artisans collect a native palm found nearby the Macuira natural national park. They trek for three hours to the area where the palm is found, and later spend four days preparing and weaving the palm. Each hat is thus unique, the result of a desire to preserve and perpetuate a millenary and beautiful tradition.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Andrés Apushana

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic, Straw

Origin

Clan Apushana, Nazareth, Alta Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Hand-woven

Weaving Time

40 hours

Brim

17cm

Crown

12cm

Size

55cm

Note This is a hand-made product. Variations in size and small imperfections can be present in the product.