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He’s Just Woven The World’s Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?

by Roff Smith

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The article follows toquilla straw hat weaver Simon Espinal in Pile, Ecuador, as he weaves what might be the finest “Panama Hat” ever made, with about 4,000 weaves per square inch, and narrates the history of these kinds of hats. The article concludes that “it is an irony that in weaving his greatest-ever hat, arguably the finest Panama in a century, possibly ever, and never to be repeated, Simon Espinal may have touched the pinnacle of the art just at its very end.”

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Creator:

Roff Smith

Linked to:

Business of Fashion

Year:

2015

Language:

English

Tagged:

Latin American, Luxury, Weaving

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