Tolimense Hat Day, at stand number one there is a new proposal

Tolimense Hat Day, at stand number one there is a new proposal
Tolimense Hat Day, at stand number one there is a new proposal

This tradition arrived in Tolima approximately 200 years ago, specifically to the municipality of El Guamo, where several families for generations have dedicated themselves to making the hat to this day. Over the years, the product gained fame and popularity in different regions of the country.

The Tolimense hat, made from royal palm, is an ancestral heritage that transcends generations in the department of Tolima.

  • These are the key steps in its manufacture:
  • Fiber extraction: The fiber is extracted from the royal palm.
  • Drying and sunbathing: The product dries and sunbathes evenly for 1 or 2 days.
  • Fiber Weaving: Weaving tactics are applied to create the structure of the hat.
  • Dyeing: The hat is dyed according to preferences.
  • Shapes and turns: The hat is shaped, following ancestral traditions.

For men with black ribbon, while for women, it is white with black or colored ribbon depending on preference.

This tradition came to Tolima through the municipality of El Guamo, where several families for generations have dedicated themselves to making hats to this day. Over the years, the product gained fame and popularity in different regions of the country.

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