Antonio Puma's Profile
My family and I welcome you to our shop!
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I am happy to be part of this community of hand-crafters and to have the opportunity to show you what my mother (María Mercedes) has been doing for years – “Sombreros de Paja Toquilla” or panama hats. My name is Edgar, and I am part of an Andean family from Ecuador.
I can still remember my mother hand-weaving a panama hat while my sisters (Elisa y Marcia) and I were just playing with our dog (Caramelo). Those moments are gone now; we have grown up, and my lovely mother still hand-weaves those practical hats like many other women in our small village (Sinincay).
In this shop, you will find panama hats exclusively hand-woven by women like my mother and my two grandmothers. They…
- Born on August 11
- Joined February 4, 2011