Sombreros of Celendín,

original handmade straw hats


The sombreros of Celendín are said to be made since1850..., when a man from Ecuador, who lived in Celendín because he followed the girl he fell in love with, found the material he needed for the hats in the area of Celendín.

A tradition since centuries, still continued today. Weeks of work to result in an original handmade sombrero. A unique piece of work!

Different qualities, all made of the toquilla-straw, like the famous Panama hats. The best qualities take months to weave.

The women work under very basic circumstances and with the export of the hats we are trying to improve their situation. Thank you...