The straw hat is already recognized worldwide
The convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, reunification in Paris, France, inscribed on the representative list of the intangible heritage of the idea of the organization the toquilla straw hat, which Is woven in several localities of the Ecuador and that by its quality has obtained international recognition of the decades, although erroneously identified like "Panama hat", that is to say, "Hat of Panama".
Now, with this acknowledgment of UNESCO, the straw hat made by Ecuadorian hands, has already the place that corresponds in the world concert and was identified as a man of Ecuadorian origin.
When referring to the straw hat toquilla, UNESCO in its recognition expressed the following:
ECUADOR: Traditional fabric of the Ecuadorian straw hat.
The toquilla straw hat is woven with the fibers of a palm that grows on the coasts of Ecuador. Farmers grow the touches and pick up the stems before separating the fiber from the outer crust. After boiling the fiber to remove the chlorophyll and having a section to be bleached, the weavers prepare the pattern, the cup and the wing of the hat, and then wash, bleach, bake, iron and press to finalize The fabric The fabric of a hat can last from one day to eight months, depending on its quality and finesse.
From 3 to 7 December, UNESCO issued other recognitions of the intangible heritage: Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast , Oman and the Republic of Korea.