Chinese Knockoff Sombrero Drags Colombian Tribe Into Trade Fight : News Photo

Chinese Knockoff Sombrero Drags Colombian Tribe Into Trade Fight

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Faride Velasquez Morales makes a sombrero vueltiao, as the iconic woven hats are known, in the village of Tuchin, Colombia, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Chinese-made imitations of the hats sell for half the $20 price of the least expensive originals. In response to plunging sales by artisans who spend up to 15 days cutting, sun-drying and braiding cane leaves to make a single hat, the government is rushing to protect one of the nation’s symbols and ban plastic, machine-made rip-offs. Photographer: Joshua Goodman/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Faride Velasquez Morales makes a sombrero vueltiao, as the iconic woven hats are known, in the village of Tuchin, Colombia, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Chinese-made imitations of the hats sell for half the $20 price of the least expensive originals. In response to plunging sales by artisans who spend up to 15 days cutting, sun-drying and braiding cane leaves to make a single hat, the government is rushing to protect one of the nation’s symbols and ban plastic, machine-made rip-offs. Photographer: Joshua Goodman/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Faride Velasquez Morales makes a sombrero vueltiao as the iconic... News Photo 160229938China,Chinese,Colombia,Cultures,Feature,Finance,Freight Transportation,Hat,Icon,Indigenous Culture,Latin America,Machinery,Native,North America,Sombrero,South America,The Americas,USA,Vertical,Village,WovenPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergFaride Velasquez Morales makes a sombrero vueltiao, as the iconic woven hats are known, in the village of Tuchin, Colombia, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Chinese-made imitations of the hats sell for half the $20 price of the least expensive originals. In response to plunging sales by artisans who spend up to 15 days cutting, sun-drying and braiding cane leaves to make a single hat, the government is rushing to protect one of the nation’s symbols and ban plastic, machine-made rip-offs. Photographer: Joshua Goodman/Bloomberg via Getty Images