When we speak of straw hats, we enter a magical world, where natural fibers and the ability and creativity of craftsmen fuse to create authentic jewels that contribute to the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Ecuador. The creation of a “Genuine Panama Hat,” the craft symbol of Ecuador, involves a variety of intertwined skills to obtain a product that is exclusive, worthy of recognition and valued on five continents.
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