The Salango Hand Crochet Toquilla Straw Hat
The coast of Ecuador is the mecca of straw hats. Monticristi, Ecuador is the birth place of the world renowned Panama Hat. Just to the south is the Machalilla National Park, where the indigenous Machalilla Civilization once flourished. The natives were weaving straw hats among many other items for centuries. We work with an artisan that still hand weaves these traditional straw hats. "Salango" named after the Isla Salango in the Machalilla Park. The perfect hat for any warm climate. Lightweight, flexible, and most importantly, great sun coverage.