Raul Alarcon Holguin weaves a Montecristi Fino Panama hat as he bends over a weaving stand, placing his chest on wooden blocks. He is using stripped and dried paja toquillo palm fronds to create a fine weave. Pile, Ecuador, 1995 (© Owen Franken/CORBIS).
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