Not currently on display at the V&A

Hat

ca. 1930 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Circular hat with a low, rounded crown. Made from very fine, glossy straw, possibly Leghorn. The hat band is pale, buff silk velvet tied in a large, floppy bow towards the front. The brim is wider on the left front that the right. The crown is joined to the brim under the hat band and reinforced with coarser straw. There is a white silk head band on which is stitched the makers label, which is rectangular and woven in black and white; 'ROSE VALOIS, 18, Rue Royale, PARIS'.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Straw, silk velvet, silk
Brief description
Hat, Rose Valois, Paris, France, ca. 1930.
Physical description
Circular hat with a low, rounded crown. Made from very fine, glossy straw, possibly Leghorn. The hat band is pale, buff silk velvet tied in a large, floppy bow towards the front. The brim is wider on the left front that the right. The crown is joined to the brim under the hat band and reinforced with coarser straw. There is a white silk head band on which is stitched the makers label, which is rectangular and woven in black and white; 'ROSE VALOIS, 18, Rue Royale, PARIS'.
Marks and inscriptions
'ROSE VALOIS, 18, Rue Royale, PARIS' (On makers label, on inner band)
Credit line
Given by Miss Catherine Hunt
Collection
Accession number
T.114-1970

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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