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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailed by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw trimmed with velvet ribbons

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA11

Physical description

Woven coarse red straw hat with a low, softly curved crown and a wide asymmetrical brim upturned on the right and twisted into an Z shape on the left. The crown is decorated with a row of five wide red, pink & peach velvet ribbon bows. Their end are twisted and decorate the back of the hat and terminate in short streamers. Narrow black petersham ribbon inner headband has a pale blue on beige woven label . Hat is secured by a strap of black tubular elastic.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1937-1939 (made)


Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailed by)

Materials and Techniques

Straw trimmed with velvet ribbons

Marks and inscriptions

'Marshall & Snelgrove, Harrogate'
Label inside hat

Object history note

Worn by Doris Langley Moore, the founder of the Museum of Costume, Bath (now known as the Fashion Museum)

Descriptive line

Straw hat, London, 1937-1939


Straw; Velvet ribbon




Hats & headwear; Fashion; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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