Black Spiral Vintage Ecuador Panama Straw Capeline Hat Body - 12"


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 black straw that has been woven with a natural colour accent that decends into a gorgeous swirl. In excellent condition, most have their original 'Made in Ecuador' sticker on the underside. 

Capeline measures:
Flat measurement from crown tip to brim: 30.4cm (12 inches)
Brim width from side crown to brim edge: 11cm (4.3 inches)

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


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.



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