The History of the Panama Hat: Visiting Barrancos Panama Hat Factory in Cuenca, Ecuador

David’s Been Here is touring Ecuador’s city of Cuenca, where David presents a video to the famous Barranca Panama Hat Factory. Originating in Ecuador, the Panama hats were called “Panama”, because the workers building the Panama Canal would wear them. With loads of different colors and styles of the hats for both men and women, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit. Watch how the hats are made, cut, pressed and molded in this informative video, or head to Cuenca to pick up your own original Panama Hat. Production by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse

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