Experience timeless elegance and style with our Premium Genuine Planter Panama Hat. Handcrafted in Montecristi, Ecuador, this world-renowned accessory is designed to make a statement.
Authentic Panama Hats are intricately handwoven using the fibers of the Toquilla Straw, a unique treasure native to Ecuador. The impeccable weaving process has been perfected over centuries, creating a hat of unmatched quality and durability.
The Planter Panama Hat, recognized by its distinct round flat crown, carries a rich heritage. Originally worn by sugar cane plantation workers and Mississippi river boat gamblers, it brings a nostalgic charm to any attire.
Despite their name, Panama Hats have their roots firmly in Ecuador. Their journey to fame started in the 19th century when South American goods were first shipped to the Panama Isthmus before reaching their final destinations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The point of international sale, Panama, became synonymous with these finely crafted hats, leading to their globally recognized name.
A Montecristi Hat, also known as the Panama Hat, is more than an accessory; it's a symbol of meticulous craftsmanship and classic style. The straw used in Panama Hats is derived from the leaves of the 'paja toquilla', a palm species native to Ecuador. Since the 1600s, the weaving of this straw has been a cherished art form along the Ecuadorian Coast, with the master craftsmanship evident in the finest Panama hats we see today.
The hallmark of a true Panama Hat lies in its intricate details - an almost flawless construction, consistent weave, and harmonious color. The hat exhibits numerous 'enjiras', or concentric patterns, that spiral outwards from the center of the crown, making each piece unique. Despite its delicate appearance, the hat boasts durability and suppleness, testifying to its superior quality and design.
IMPORTANT. HAT SIZES: Please use a Measuring tape (in centimetres) and measure around the largest part of your head. State the hat size on your order for each hat you are ordering.
Brim approx 8 cm / 3.15 in, Crown height approx 10 cm / 4 in
Please note this hat is not foldable.
Please read carefully the provided instruction on how to measure your head.