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The pava is the traditional hat used by sugar cane cutters, coffee pickers, and other agricultural workers. It is emblematic of the jíbaro (a Puerto Rican from the countryside) and the rustic traditions of the island’s folkways. The pava hat is so closely associated with the notion of authentic Puerto Rican culture that when Luis Muñoz Marín founded the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) in 1938, the party adopted the pava hat as its symbol.
This pava hat is perfect for any costume! It has a more open weave so it is very breathable.
A pava hat, was worn by a Puerto Rican delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago. A cultural symbol, it also represents how the people of Puerto Rico, as both U.S. citizens and residents of a self-governing commonwealth, continue to deal with the issue of national identity. Smithsonian curators attending the convention collected this pava along with other materials representing a variety of delegates and causes to add to the Smithsonian archives.
|Dimensions||19 x 19 x 5 in|