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- Fino grad from Montecristi
- Brim: 6.5 – 7 cm
- Ribbon: Black classic color
- Classic and elegant, A luxurious hat handmade and able to roll
A Panama hat (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin.
Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm or jipijapa palm, although it is a palm-like plant rather than a true palm.
Panama hats are light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits, such as those made of linen or silk.
Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, panamas began to be associated with the seaside and tropical locales