traditional hat making

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traditional hat making

Doris Duran has worked at the Coustillères hat factory for 20 years. She sews straw braids together using specially-designed antique sewing machines to make their famous model of hat, the “Canotier”. The sewing machines are powered by foot operated treadles, Septfonds, France, December 9, 2009. Bènèdicte Desrus/The Stand