Munay Western Style Hat
Munay Western Style Hat
Munay Western Style Hat
Munay Western Style Hat
Munay Western Style Hat
Munay Western Style Hat

Andeana Hats

Munay Western Style Hat

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By wearing our Western Style Hat, Munay, you are calling love into your life. Munay means Love in Quechua, this X O design is one of the first patterns that girls will learn from their mothers at a young age when being taught the ancient Incan weaving designs (xoxo) This intention strengthens family love, soulmate love and most important, self-love.

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100% Handmade in Peru

  • This hat comes with the MUNAY LOVE Intention Band. Intention Bands are Removable (you make purchase additional bands to mix and match)

  • Materials: Blend of Alpaca Wool, Sheep Wool, Felt, Interior band is made from a cotton and polyester blend

  • Sizes are listed in cm (we recommend you measure the circumference of your head if you do not know your hat size)

  • 0.4 lbs weight

  • Dry clean only

  • Textile softness: Soft - this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch

The concept for “Andeana Hats” was born because of the shared affinity for the Sacred Valley, Peru, its culture, energy and people by co-founders, Laura Grier and Pats Krysiak. While trekking together on the infamous Ausangate trek across the Rainbow Mountains, Pats and Laura came across many amazing Andean women and were captivated with their unique hats and weavings. Determined to share the energy of the Sacred Valley with the world and to help bring awareness to these female artisans and their cultural practices, Laura and Pats came up with the concept of a hat company that combines their traditional hat styles and weavings.

Every Andeana Hat and Intention Band is hand-shaped or woven out of alpaca wool by Quechua artisans living in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Quechua language is an oral or woven language; not written, so by keeping these weaving designs alive we are essentially keeping their language and history alive. These descendants of the Inca people are practicing what National Geographic refers to a “vanishing art”; an ancient weaving tradition that has been passed down through the centuries by the women in their culture. Without a global marketplace to share and sell these goods, these traditions will die out.

To the women of the Huilloc, Patacancha, and Kelkanka communities, it is vital to pass their weaving traditions on and teach their children to be able to recreate the ancient patterns of their people so that they won’t get lost. The women usually weave a few hours a day, mixed in with their other household responsibilities like taking care of the animals, cooking, cleaning, and being home with the children. Now, many of the women are making more money than their husbands due to the success of selling their textiles. Rather than feel threatened, the men have positively embraced this shift in roles of the women becoming the breadwinner of the family and they have started to help take care of the kids and contribute in the daily chores. This work allows them to buy more things like clothes, food, school supplies, and medicine. They are also learning the importance of self-confidence and making their own decisions based on their wants and needs.

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The Details

100% Handmade in Peru

  • This hat comes with the MUNAY LOVE Intention Band. Intention Bands are Removable (you make purchase additional bands to mix and match)

  • Materials: Blend of Alpaca Wool, Sheep Wool, Felt, Interior band is made from a cotton and polyester blend

  • Sizes are listed in cm (we recommend you measure the circumference of your head if you do not know your hat size)

  • 0.4 lbs weight

  • Dry clean only

  • Textile softness: Soft - this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch

The Women

The concept for “Andeana Hats” was born because of the shared affinity for the Sacred Valley, Peru, its culture, energy and people by co-founders, Laura Grier and Pats Krysiak. While trekking together on the infamous Ausangate trek across the Rainbow Mountains, Pats and Laura came across many amazing Andean women and were captivated with their unique hats and weavings. Determined to share the energy of the Sacred Valley with the world and to help bring awareness to these female artisans and their cultural practices, Laura and Pats came up with the concept of a hat company that combines their traditional hat styles and weavings.

Every Andeana Hat and Intention Band is hand-shaped or woven out of alpaca wool by Quechua artisans living in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Quechua language is an oral or woven language; not written, so by keeping these weaving designs alive we are essentially keeping their language and history alive. These descendants of the Inca people are practicing what National Geographic refers to a “vanishing art”; an ancient weaving tradition that has been passed down through the centuries by the women in their culture. Without a global marketplace to share and sell these goods, these traditions will die out.

The Brand

To the women of the Huilloc, Patacancha, and Kelkanka communities, it is vital to pass their weaving traditions on and teach their children to be able to recreate the ancient patterns of their people so that they won’t get lost. The women usually weave a few hours a day, mixed in with their other household responsibilities like taking care of the animals, cooking, cleaning, and being home with the children. Now, many of the women are making more money than their husbands due to the success of selling their textiles. Rather than feel threatened, the men have positively embraced this shift in roles of the women becoming the breadwinner of the family and they have started to help take care of the kids and contribute in the daily chores. This work allows them to buy more things like clothes, food, school supplies, and medicine. They are also learning the importance of self-confidence and making their own decisions based on their wants and needs.

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