These Panama hats are made by weavers from the town of Montecristi, in the coast of Ecuador. A tight and dense weave is produced after using thin straws. The result is a hat with a soft texture in a natural straw color.
This entry level Montecristi hat, woven in a fedora syle is responsible for making panama hats popular world-wide. The classic fedora is creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides.