Reviews - What do customers think about Panama: A Legendary Hat?
Paula Calvert, Bailey of Hollywood Jul 26, 2007
I received this book for educational purposes and read the entire book cover to cover upon opening. The photography is beautiful and some parts brought tears to my eyes! I have a new and profound respect for these beautiful artisans and their craft. The weaving of a panama hat is truly an art. I now look at panama hats in a whole new way!
Great Pictorial on Panama Hats Dec 14, 2005
I picked up this large format book, 12 in. x 9 ½ in., in Quito, Ecuador but have since learned that it has become available through U.S. distributors (I bought a second copy from this site.com in fact). The fabulous photographs and illustrations can't help but develop an appreciation for this classic hat making material, cardoluvica palmata.
Panama A Legendary Hat May 31, 2003
This "coffee table book" is a must for every Panama Hat lover. The exotic and beautiful photographs only enhance and clarify the well written text. From the forward by Brent Black (leading world authority on Panama Hats - hand-woven in Ecuador!) through the chapters on Montecristi woven fino hats, onto the Cuenca hat story and ending with a list of retailers specializing in this unique product - this book answers most, if not all, questions about this legendary hat.