Several years of my life dedicated to weaving straw hats, panama hats
Modesta Chavez, a 68 year old Ecuadorian. She says “Today I sell crafts, but spendseveral years of my life to weave straw hats, is a beautiful work, I age and is more tired,my back hurts, hands and views.”
Want to tell us your name?
How old are you? 68
A Country of birth?
Montecristi, Manabi, Ecuador.
How long have you started with this hobby?
Tell us how you started?
From a young age and then with my husband. Now I only sell crafts and when some one makes a special request I weave a hat. But I teach this art to my children.
What weaving means to you?
It was my way of life for some years. It is a hard work full of taste, which requires a lot of energy and detail.
Want to tell us something about your life?
I am a mother of four children, and I am proud that the best hat in the world is of Montecristi, because although it is not much try to do the same. The design here is unique, handmade and special treatment.