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Straw Hat
c 1865

Flat hats were based on traditional peasant headwear of the south of France. Clark, Fiona Hats p 32. Langley, Susan Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770-1970 p 196

Description

the straw and cotton weave with slightly domed centre, outlined in black velvet, three stars or flowers also in velvet, theunderside lined in sateen cotton, black velvet ties with tassels, 10 in; 25 cm dia.

Condition

The underside has some spotting, but not too much. The ties have come away and need to be sewn back on.

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