Medium Beach Hat Gold, Braided Ribbon

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Selected Features

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

Description

Entirely handmade in straw and adorned with a cotton blend braided multicolor ribbon and three pompoms, the medium beach hat is the perfect accessory for a summer picnic or going about in the city. 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

35 hours

Brim

13cm

Crown

13cm

Size

54cm

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