Geometric Pattern Vintage Ecuador Panama Straw Capeline Hat Body - 13"

Oh boy! True Ecuador Panama straw capelines are a thing of beauty. Often used in high-end millinery, these capelines made from toquilla straw are known for their breathability and ability to bounce back into shape. It often took days for a skilled weaver to complete even just one capeline. They really are special.

We obtained a few of these beauties from a long-time hat manufacturer in England. These examples date to the 1980s-90's and we are so happy to share them with you! 

This design features natural and powder blue straw that has been woven into an allover geometric pattern. Please note that over years of storage, the very outer brim edge has very slightly turned to a pale purple tone that gives this capeline an interesting gradient effect.

Capeline measures:
Flat measurement from crown tip to brim: 33cm (13 inches)
Brim width from side crown to brim edge: 12cm (4.7 inches)

*Please note that this is not a finished hat but the 'body' to make one from scratch.* 

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Petershams Guide to hat bodies:
Cone: This is the perfect size for most fascinators and for blocking out hat crowns.
Flares: This is the size inbetween a cone and a capeline, so good for hats with smaller brims or larger fascinators.
Capelines: This is the largest hat body, great for wide brimmed fitted hats.

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♻️ This product is part of our sustainable range of millinery supplies. By buying this vintage product, you are saving our earths precious resources ♻️

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