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Panama
 
   
Panama Hats - Wearable Works Of Art
   

 

 

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Hats are made by men & women in their homes
Palm fronds are separated and dried

 

 

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Some palms are shredded and natural dyes
Hat starts on a form

 

 

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Palm leaves are woven in lengths, fastened to gather tightly

 

 

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Sample hat like the one being woven. Prices vary from a $20 work hat to a $500 dress hat which indicates your wealth.
Woman's hat designed to woo a man's attention
   
   
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