By Maria Leonor Aquilar de Tamariz, Centro Interamericano de Artesanias y Artes Populares, CIDAP, 1988.
This Spanish language book is about Ecuador's Panama hat industry ("paja
toquilla", not "Panama", to the Ecuadorians). The book begins with a
discussion of the material, Carludovica Palmata, used the the weaving of
the hats. It further covers the history of the hats, weaving
techniques, etc. The book has a good glossary on terms used in the
Panama hat trade.
[Like EL SOMBRERO DE PAJA TOQUILLA, this volume was a gift from Tom
Miller, author of THE PANAMA HAT TRAIL, and used as a reference in the
writing of his travel and hat industry classic]