Check out these amazing amadou caps, 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!
We are offering these in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. They have 21-22, 22-23, and 23-24 inch brims accordingly. We can exchange, however customer is responsible for all shipping charges and $20 re-stocking fee.
Be a trend-setter with a hat made from mushrooms!