Hat weaving has kept one Ecuadorian village in business for 150 years, but the tradition is now at risk of dying out

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Authentic panama hats have been handwoven in Ecuador for centuries. 
In the small village of Puzhio, the number of hat weavers has dropped from 124 to just 25 in the past 15 years. 
Many have left the country in search of more lucrative work. Those who remain have little faith that future generations will carry on the tradition. 
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