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Ecuador woman with Panama hat.

Panama hat. Latin american folk dress. Traditional Ecuador Costume.

Ecuador woman with Panama hat.

Ecuador woman with Panama hat 1930s.

Babies swing in cloths or shawls knotted over the mother´s shoulders. Natives of Ecuador´s province of Manabe weave from fine palm fiber the so called Panama hats which many of the Indians wear. The towns of Jipijapa and Montecristi are particularly famed for the hat industry.

Illustration by Jo Bartas