This fabulous straw hat was made in the 1940's.
Made from black lacquered straw, it has a shallow rounded crown and wide sweeping brim, which has a wired frame to help the hat keep a good shape.
The edge of the hat is bound with a wide band of cotton velvet and narrow strips of the straw used to make the body of the hat.
Inner band 20.5"
Deepest point on crown 2.5"
Very good with some minor points to note;
- the wires on the inner band which help keep the shape are tarnished
- a crease in the straw on the back of the hat - no breaks in the weave