Flaunt your Love for Colombia with this Original Light, Soft and Flexible Sombrero Vueltiao! This Sombrero Hat is the traditional symbol of Colombia and it represents fine Colombian ‘artesania’ (crafts). The Sombrero is ideal for Men and Women. Treat yourself or offer it as a unique Gift.
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The indigenous design and pattern has deep cultural significance. For example the pattern at the top of the Sombrero is a sun that stands for energy and liberty.
You can not find this Traditional Sombrero Vueltiao (Vueltiado) in Caña Flecha 23 Vueltas (Laps) in your typical tourist shops. This is one of the highest quality Sombrero you can find. The Sombrero (hat) sold in tourist shops are of 5 to 20 Vueltas. The more the laps the higher the quality and the longer it takes the artisan to hand craft the Sombrero. The more the laps the softer and lighter the Sombrero. It takes the artisan approximately 20 days to complete this Sombrero.
‘Patrimonio Cultural de la de la República de Colombia’
This Colombian hat is also traditionally worn by cumbia dancers and vallenato artists. It is an iconic symbol of Colombia that has been sported by hundreds of personalities, including Pope John Paul II when he visited Colombia in 1986, and former President of the United States Bill Clinton when he visited Cartagena, Colombia in August 2000.
The sombrero has now become an admired and appreciated work of art appreciated both by Colombians and foreigners. The Sombrero can be worn for casual walks, parties, to relax at home while lying in bed or hammock (lazy days), to horse races and of course as a unique Beach Hat.
How is the Sombrero Vueltaio Made
CañaFlecha or ‘Gynerium sagittatum’ is a type of cane that grows in the region. This Sombrero is made with twenty-three pairs of caña flecha strips.
“Making a sombrero vueltiao is a lengthy process. First, the caña flecha leaves must be dried and the veins removed using a knife and a piece of leather to obtain uniform, sturdy strips. The strips are then dried in the sun until they turn from green to beige or white, and are sorted according to color. The beige, or "dirty strips" (Spanish:sucias) are then soaked in sand-free black mud. After about three or four days in the mud, the colored strips are washed thoroughly with cold water and boiled in vija, another wild plant, for at least a couple of hours. After this, the tinted strips are again dried in the sun for several days, and the coloring process is repeated until they have reached a uniform black color.
After the desired colors are obtained, the caña flecha strips are woven into the braids that are used to form the sombrero. This can take many days, depending on the desired quality. The olma, or central part of the top of the hat, is the first part of the hat to be woven. The crown of the hat and later the wings are made. Once the manual part of constructing the hat is finished, the hat is completed by using a foot-driven sewing machine to sew the hat together.” (Reference: Wikipedia)
Ways to wear a Sombrero
View a Video about Colombian Sombrero’s on YouTube (filmed in Cartagena). Through the video you can learn in how many different ways you can wear the Sombrero. It is also the myriad of ways in which it can be worn (classic style, pirate style, napoleon style, pope style etc.) that make it a great carnival or party hat. Click the following link to view the video (make sure you watch the full video):
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