The ultimate tool for sun protection and an absolute conversation starter. A beautiful piece we added to our collection to add fun and humour to the very unique summer we have this year. The Sombrero Grande is one of the products we have designed for our Balik-Buhay program. This program aims to re-ignite the livelihood activities of the artisans of Nabua, Camarines Sur after they were stricken by the super typhoon Rolly.
Body: Camarines Sur Weavers
Strap: Benguet Province Weavers
Assembly : Artisans of Bulacan
Body: Bang Kuang, a natural material found in Camarines Sur.
Band: Hand-woven strap from Benguet
Body diamater: 33.5 inches
Head diameter: 7 inches
Head Inner Circumference: 20.5 inches
1 kilogram ONE HEAD SIZE ONLY.
if your hat gets wet, dry it with a cloth, then let it dry naturally with the brim turned up steam it to shape if necessary misshapen flat brim straw hats can be shaped carefully with a lukewarm--not hot-- steam iron to remove stains, wipe with a cloth or sponge, dampened in warm water and soap, do not let bang kuang get too wet. to dust off, use a soft brush. Store flat in a cool and dry place.
Bang Kuang is a natural material native to Camarines Sur, every strand have its very own unique texture, slight changes in color as well as darker and lighter spots are to be expected.
This hat is amazing! Really well made and pretty, and will definitely great for sun protection. Obviously it's really huge so maybe it's not suitable for daily wear, but it's perfect for summer.