Speak with a Hat Expert

1-888-847-4287

Se Habla Español

My Wishlist
FREE SHIPPING IN JULY - USA GROUND
Coupon Code: SHIPFREE
Offer Ends In 00 DAYS 00 HRS : 00 MIN : 00 SEC

Hat Capital of Mexico

Yucatan Panamas

The little know village of Becal, Campeche, Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula is a center for trade in straw hats made from the area's toquilla plant.

The photograph shows yours truly, 20-plus years ago, in the town's zocalo in front of the hat sculpture that adorns the city's center.

I was there learning about and buying hats woven from a straw material that is much like the "panama" material of South America. Descendents of the Maya climb down into moist caverns and weave these hats in this area.

Imagine how surprised I was to discover a sculpture in tribute to hats!



Call Us

USA: 1-888-VHS-HATS (1-888-847-4287)
INT'L: +1 619-906-4440 Se habla español

Email Newsletter

Shop for Hats at VillageHatShop.com | Privacy Policy | Site Map
Copyright © 1999-2014 Village Hat Shop: The #1 Source for Hats Online

PayPal Logo
Village Hat Shop is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.
Village Hat Shop BBB Business Review

Do You Have a Coupon?

Enter Coupon Code Here:

Choose a Shipping Option

© 2014 Village Hat Shop. All rights reserved.