Hat making

The craft of hat making began on Gran Canaria in the 17th century and reached a height in the 18th and 19th centuries, when hats were exported to all the islands. A hat was an essential piece of clothing for men, women and children, and the locally-made hats they wore were known as cachorros canarios. Hat makers mainly used rabbit or camel hair as their raw material. The hair was felted then moulded into shape, using fish glue, almond resin or gum arabic as a stiffener. Hat makers had their establishments in Firgas, Gáldar, Arucas, Guía, Moya, Telde and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Horario

Lunes a domingo de 10:30h a 17:00h

Teléfono

928 772 445

E-mail

faromaspalomas@fedac.org

Dirección

Pl. del Faro, 15,
35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas