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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James, Janet (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw and grosgrain ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jill Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Straw hat with black grosgrain ribbon.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1988 (made)


James, Janet (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Straw and grosgrain ribbon


Circumference: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Hat, straw with black grosgrain ribbon, Janet James, Great Britain, 1988.

Labels and date

Jill loved the combination of tartan and animal prints which she saw as a witty Italian interpretation of the impressive tartans and protective animal skins worn by drummers in Scottish military bands. The cropped jacket resembles mess uniform - its tailored precision and geometric check contrasts with the imitation leopard print and soft lines of the gathered skirt and matching top. A straw boater by Janet James completed the ensemble, which was worn at Ascot. [2008]


Straw; Grosgrain


Fashion; Hats & headwear; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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