Whimsy Wednesday: An 1880s Straw Bonnet

This darling straw bonnet was a gift from a friend interpreter. She rescued it and shared it with me. While it has seen better days, it has some beautiful details.

Bonnet interior
Handsewn polished cotton lining
The interior edge of the brim has a single layer of black lace, slightly pleated or gathered.
The spot where I said the straw looks brown under the black.
The beautiful fancy plait brim. The machine stitching through this causes my head to shake.
The circular crown tip becomes a horseshoe shape. The ribbon shows little sign of wear.
Small purple violets cluster among loops of black lace bringing the height of the brim up.

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