Be prepared to receive complements galore when you step out in your Wayuu pom pom hat. Sun or shade, beach or city- these hats will make you feel like you've just stepped off a Vogue mood board with their striking shape and playful look.
Made entirely by hand by the Wayuu indigenous communities in the Alta Guajira, Colombia, Wayuu Womu hats are distinguished by their high circular crown and the multiple geometric shapes that are woven into the crown and brim. A central feature of traditional Wayuu dress for both men and women, each hat takes about eight hours to weave and is made with a single diagonal weaving technique that makes the hats remarkably strong and hard wearing.
Shicat’s missions to support traditional arts and crafts made by the indigenous communities of Ecuador. By weaving new design ideas with traditional practices, Shicat connects communities to new markets, while helping to preserve knowledge, skills and culture. By working directly with the communities, Shicat ensures that artisans receive a fair price for their work. This localised micro-enterprise model has immediate flow-on effects that improves the livelihoods of the makers and their communities.
Medium size. Crown circumference: 54cm; brim size: 9cm; crown height 12cm.
Body made from handwoven Iraka plam straw and waterproof paint. Trim made from handwoven cotton. Any natural variations in the weave are considered part of the handmade process. Handle with care and avoid excess contact with water. The brim may change shape with time or due to storage. To reshape the brim, spray it lightly with water and gently push the brim into the desired angles.