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Amadou Hat - Romanian tinder fungus mushroom, Fomes fomentarius

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HANDLE WITH CARE.  Check out these amazing amadou , hand crafted from mushrooms in Korond Romania! These are created with amadou, the soft, felt-like fibers found in Fomes fomentarius (tinder fungus). These traditional Romanian hats are imported directly from the maker, Mako Csaba. Each one is hand crafted so please allow for variation in color, shape, and size. We've put a few examples in the product images above.

The hats are very soft, with stiff brims and retain their shape nicely. They should not be submerged, but can stand a little water.

Amadou, the soft fibers of Fomes fomentarius, was used by ancient people as tinder to light fires. It is highly flamable and catches sparks well. The whole mushroom was often used as a smoldering coal to transport fire. Tinder Fungus was found in the fire kit carried by Frozen Fritz the Otzi Iceman mummy found in the alps. Material made with amadou is flamable, keep it away from sparks and open flame!

This is a Natural Product, coloring and shape may vary from photos.

Be a trend-setter with a hat made from mushrooms!

Important notes on sizing

Medium is 22 in.

Large is 23 in.

XL is 24 in.

 Customer will be charged shipping costs and $20 re-stocking fee for exchanges.

Not one of these look alike, they do not all look like the pictures provided. Each hat has its own personality so please consider this when ordering this product. No we will not take pictures of each hat and send them to you. 

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