This is such a fun hat!
Made in the 1940's from indigo coloured lacquered straw, it is a neat little summer hat with a deep crown, slightly down-turned brim and a strap in the back to help keep it in place.
The brim edge is covered with grosgrain in a rich purple shade and the crown of the hat is covered with the same broad grosgrain which someone has appliqued with dogs, trees and lampposts.
It is such an adorable piece and so unusual.
It is designed to sit on top of your head and tilted slightly to one side and will work on up to a 22" head.
Deepest point on the crown 1 3/4"
Good with some minor points to note;
- some of the applique is showing wear around the edges
- there is a 1" repair where the brim and crown meet on the left side of the straw
- significant make-up marks on the inner band
- the blue on the outer is much duller than the blue on the inner - the colour change is even but it is a point to note
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