Light woven hat

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€ 55,00
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This hat will be your best companion on your summer walks, on hot days and crisp evenings. It is made of a natural material – cattail, also known as bulrush. You will fall in love with its exceptional lightness, pretty honey-like colour, and neat weaves. It won’t be damaged by sun or rain and it always looks hip! Its natural look will match summer dresses and fashionable outfits. It’s also a must-have if you spend lots of time in the garden. It is definitely one of a kind, woven locally by Polish craftspeople. Basketry Master Helena cuts every leaf manually and then carefully weaves the hats. 

 

The hat is available in two sizes, recommended for both men and women. There is also a version with an openwork randing. It’s easy to clean – just wash it gently with a wet cloth.  

 

We can offer this hat to you thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing it, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly. 

The best match to stylish cattail bags - see bags: shopper, basket bag or  cattail tote bag.

On the ride trip you can take - you see bike basket.  

Material: cattail (bulrush).

 

Head circumference 60-59 cm 
Diameter of the brim 33-35 cm 
Brim width 8 cm
Head height  8-10 cm 
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Helena Rogala

Basketry Master Helena Rogala – Cattail Queen – one of the last remaining basket makers who weave unique cattail bags for us. More than 10 years ago, Serfenta became fascinated with the unusual Polish basketry material – cattail, also called bulrush, typha latifolia. 

 

During the expeditions in search of basketry masters, we found the master Helena Rogala, called cattail queen, who weaves typha precisely and beautifully like no one else. And we began our long-term cooperation and friendship with her. Serfena has cooperated with Helena for 13 years. Along with her family, she cuts cattail manually in muddy ponds. Each blade is cut by hand with a sickle by Helena and her family. Then the heavy bundles are taken out and transported to the garden, where they season in large stacks until summer. The harvest lasts all day or several days. Then she cleans the material uses it to weave. Helena’s bags are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions.

 

Take a look at the cutting process!  

Join the only cattail weaving workshop at Serfenta this year!  

Meet Helena Rogala as you stay at home – buy a tutorial DVD and see how the bag is made

 

Helena’s bags are part of our offer thanks to our long-standing friendships formed during Serfenta’s basketry expeditions. By purchasing them, you support local Polish craft and Basketry Master Helena directly. 

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