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Scala Panama Hats

Authentic Panama Hat by Scala

Authentic Panama Hat by Scala

Regular price $189.00
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Nothing says classic style like this authentic classical Panama straw hat by Scala.  The wide brim outback-style hat with braided jute band will keep you cool and keep your wardrobe fresh and stylish.

  • 2 7/8" Brim | 4 1/2" Crown
  • Braided Jute Band
  • Teflon Coated | Water Repellant
  • Hand woven in Ecuador
  • Made in USA
Brand: Scala Panama Hats


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We offer a 30 day return or exchange period on most everything we offer including this product.

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We maintain decent stock and generally have everything available

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Yes, this item ships free via standard delivery method

An Art Learned Over Time

Over time, the art of weaving Panama hats has been passed down through generations, with each hat carrying the unique craftsmanship of its maker. Despite changes in fashion trends, the Panama hat has remained a timeless and iconic accessory, symbolizing elegance and sophistication.

Today, they continue to be handmade in Ecuador using traditional techniques, with variations in style and quality to suit different preferences and budgets.

Origins of the Panama Hat

The Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat originating from Ecuador, despite its name suggesting otherwise. The misnomer "Panama hat" arose because these hats gained popularity during the construction of the Panama Canal in the 19th century when many workers wore them to shield themselves from the sun.

Spanish colonizers introduced the craft of weaving to Ecuador. The hats are woven from the straw of the toquilla palm plant, which grows abundantly in Ecuador's coastal regions. Skilled artisans, often from the coastal town of Montecristi, meticulously weave the hats by hand, a process that can take several months for the finest quality hats.


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