Panama Hats hand-woven in Colombia from the toquilla palm with such a tight-weave that they are able to withstand water. Traditionally all Panama hats were woven in Ecuador. This is a change, Monterry Hats are genuine Panama Hats, hand-woven in Colombia.
The Monterrey Suaza quality hat was hand-woven underwater giving it a weave so tight that it can withstand water yet is soft to the touch. It is said that it takes the weaver three weeks to completely weave one hat. the hat has a full 3" brim that will provide sun protection.