Teofilo Garcia, a 78-year-old man from a remote mountain village in the Northern Philippines, has a workshop containing an abundance of hats, each one handcrafted from a gourd grown in the fields surrounding his home. As per media reports, for centuries, the people in Northern Luzon, where Garcia lives, these hats are called "Tabungaw". High-school children wore them for graduations and farmers sheltered themselves under their brim while ploughing fields. The reports further said that presently, Garcia may be the very last Tabungaw hat makers left in the Philipines. As per Garcia, "It's a farmer's hat and very practical for working in the sun. When I was young, I remember everyone made them at home". The reports added that for Garcia, making hats is a seasonal process. In June or July, he plants Tabungaw seeds. They grow on the ground, but during the rainy season, he hangs the growing gourds from bamboo supports to protect them from bugs. In the fall, he harvests his hats.