39 x 39 x 8 cm
Lanai, Hawaii, Polynesia
This hat is made of lau hala (Pandanus tectorius). The leaves were prepared, stripped and woven as a single piece known as the Kona style. The center of the crown, known as the piko, is made of two piko designs. It was woven entirely in maka moena, check weave, excluding the piko. The hat has been heavily used. The brim has been curled upwards, the crown has been pinched inwards like a cowboy style hat. The hat was woven by an old Hawaiian woman from Keomuku.