This price is temporary. The prices in Ecuador are fluctuating greatly. Slave labor prices are a thing of the past. The new price will reflect much closer to what the weavers time is worth. The prices are expected to at least double.
The manufacturer does not guarantee that the dye lots will be the same. Do not purchase the 4-5″ or the 7-8″ panamas if you have to have the same dye lot. We have no control over the manufacturing plant in Ecuador. Also, this year’s crop of straw was wiped out in Ecuador so our stock will not be increased this year. Supplies are limited.
Colors will vary depending on your monitor and there will also be some variations due to dye lots. Red is a difficult color to photograph. We have provided color swatches when needed.