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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw trimmed with shot silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blonde straw hat, percher style, asymmetrical twisted brim with crown and side detail of iridescent red, green & black shot-silk with red & green polka dots. The crown is stiffened by inner layers of ochre net. Brown petersham ribbon creates the inner headband. Hat is secured on the head by a brown tubular elastic strap.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1937-1939 (made)


Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Straw trimmed with shot silk

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Trimmed straw hat, Marshall and Snelgrove, London, 1937-1939


Straw; Shot silk




Hats & headwear; Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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