Combining Straws

I’ve been trying something with combining wheat straw and abaca straw plaits to mimic the look of straw plait and horsehair braids of the nineteenth century. The combination is pleasing, with the abaca giving semi-sheer sections to the brim. I made a natural with natural bonnet, a green with natural bonnet, and now a green with natural hat.

This fashionable tapered crown hat combines green wheat straw and natural abaca straw plaits. It has a shallow crown and a shaped brim. This is suitable for a fashionable waredrobe ca 1860-65. This hat measures nearly 21″ around the inside of the crown, 11.9″ across the brim

Published in: on August 3, 2022 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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