By Miguel Ernesto Dominguez, Banco Central del Ecuador, 1991
What we call "Panama hats"
in N. America and Europe, are called "sombreros de paja toquilla" in
the country of their origin, Ecuador. This 1991 Spanish language edition
covers the history and economics of this very important industry in
Ecuador. It also contains numerous interesting photographs of people
practicing their craft and business.
[This volume was a gift to The Village Hat Shop BOOKS ON HATS collection
from Tom Miller, who used the book as a resource in the writing of his
travel and hat industry classic, THE PANAMA HAT TRAIL]