This fair trade West African straw hat is both beautiful and practical. Tightly woven and lightweight, it makes an excellent sun hat. It has a braided leather adjustable chin strap, will fit a 23"-24" circumference head, and has a 17 3/4" diameter brim. It is handmade in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, and is sometimes referred to as a Bolga hat.
If you order this hat you will receive the exact one pictured. Each one is unique and handmade, and there is only one. See our full selection of African sun hats here.
To shape the hat, wet it and put it over your head, then remove it and allow it to dry. It will conform to the shape of your head and also will stretch as much as 1/4" if necessary. The brim is also easy to shape if you want a different look, such as curved up on the sides. Simply wet it and flex it to the desired shape and allow it to dry.
About the brand: African Market Baskets is a small business located in Boulder, Colorado that works closely with weavers to ensure fair conditions and wages, as well as high quality products. It is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America, and donates 10% of its profits to Every Basket Helps, a non-profit working to alleviate poverty in northern Ghana.