The Panama hat

montecristi panama hat

It is a straw hat with ribbon from Ecuador. It has been around for more than 6,000 years (made from dried palm leaves and braided).

Discovered by the conquistadors in the 16th century, it became fashionable between 1880 and 1914, during the construction of the Panamà Canal. It is at this time that it takes the name of Panama.

 

 

 

 

 Flèche anglais