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Child's hat

Child's hat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Braided straw with muslin and cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs E. Sankey

  • Museum number:

    T.131-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hat, for a child. Hat of natural wheat straw braid, with frill of white muslin around the crown; bow behind. The brim is faced with gauged white muslin, and there are ties of the same. The crown is lined with white cotton. The crude stiching and gathering of the hat's brim and the joining of the crown to the side of the hat, suggests that this could have been an adult's hat which was repurposed for a child.

Physical description

(original 1962 description): Hat, for a child. Hat of natural wheat straw braid, with frill of white muslin around the crown; bow behind. The brim is faced with gauged white muslin, and there are ties of the same. The crown is lined with white cotton. The crude gathering of the hat's brim and the joining of the crown to the side of the hat, suggests that this could have been an adult's hat which was repurposed for a child.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1835-1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Braided straw with muslin and cotton

Dimensions

Depth: 4 in crown

Object history note

From the estate of Mrs E Sankey, deceased, given via Mrs Schniedau (RF 62/1940)

Descriptive line

Child's hat of braided straw trimmed with a white muslin frill and bow, England, 1835-1840

Materials

Straw; Muslin; Cotton

Techniques

Braiding; Stitching

Categories

Children's clothes; Children & Childhood; Hats & headwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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