正宗厄瓜多手工巴拿馬帽

聯合國教科文組織

非物質文化遺產名錄

Inscribed in 2012 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The toquilla straw hat is woven from fibres from a palm tree characteristic of the Ecuadorian coast. Coastal farmers cultivate the toquillales and harvest the stems before separating the fibre from the green outer skin. This is boiled to remove chlorophyll and dried for subsequent bleaching with sulfur over a wood fire. Weavers take this raw material and begin weaving the crown and the brim of the hat. Weaving a hat can take from one day to eight months, depending on the quality and finesse. In Pile, a costal community, weavers produce extra fine hats that require specific climatic conditions and involve an exact number of points in each row of weaving. The process is completed by washing, bleaching, moulding, ironing and pressing. The weavers are mostly peasant families and transmission of weaving techniques occurs within the home from an early age through observation and imitation. The skills and knowledge enfold a complex and dynamic social fabric including traditional techniques of cultivation and processing, forms of social organization, and use of the hat as part of everyday clothing and in festive contexts. It is a distinctive mark of the communities perpetrating this tradition and part of their cultural heritage.

Genuine Panama Hat

Hand woven in Ecuador

如何照顧您的巴拿馬帽

1. 拿取帽子時,雙手由帽簷拿取,盡量不要用單手抓帽冠。

2. 遠離濕氣,尤其下雨天時不要配戴。

3. 除了特殊的款式有標明可以捲曲,否則盡量不要捲曲。

4. 因為濕氣而變形的帽子/帽簷,可以使用熨斗墊布熨燙,或是吹風機塑形,請小心溫度不要過高。

5. 使用乾布擦拭即可,汗帶可用酒精棉片消毒清潔。

6. 換季不配戴時,可用我們提供的專用紙箱保存在陰涼通風處。