By Martine Buchet with photographs by Laziz Hamani. Editions Assouline, 1995.
I picked up this large format book, 12 in. x 9 in., in Quito, Ecuador
but have since learned that it has become available through U.S.
distributors (I bought a second copy from Amazon.com in fact). The
fabulous photographs and illustrations can't help but develop an
appreciation for this classic hat making material, cardoluvica palmata.
Because we are based in southern California, Panama Hats
have been our particular expertise, with a selection of styles and
prices second to none. A shortcut to this area of our web site is
panamas.com. See the previous book, THE PANAMA HAT TRAIL, for more.