Photo of the Week by Owen Franken ’68—Nov. 26, 2011

by Amy Marcott on November 26, 2011 · 1 comment

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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).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).

Hat maker weaving Panama hat

Curious about Owen Franken? View more of his work via the Franken Photo of the Week category, learn more in this profile, read a What Matters opinion column he wrote called “Life in Brownian Motion,” or visit his website.

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Tom Brown December 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Great photo, but to weave like that looks incredibily hard. I just wonder how long that takes.

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