Toyo straw

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toyo straw material

Toyo straw is a type of shiny smooth straw made chiefly in Japan with shellacked rice paper. This material is commonly used for straw hats and fedoras.[1]

These straws are smooth to feel and turn to a shiny, viscose white or a golden copper when the product is finished. Soft to touch and light to wear and normally finished with a plastic glaze. Hats made from Toyo straw are mostly machine-made, and so they are generally sold in the medium to low price range.[2]

See straw hats


  1. ^ "toyo". Merriam-Webster. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Types of Straws Used in Hat Making | Ultrafino". Ultrafino. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2017-12-07. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)