Collection Online
straw, silk, wire, polyester
106.0 cm (outer circumference) 20.0 cm (height) 38.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Ms Janet Purves, Fellow, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
The hat has a deep crown of plaited natural straw consisting of two sections with a cresent gap between them fixed with a piece of wire wrapped in cream thread. The brim consists of two irregular petal-shaped pieces of plaited straw, joined at the outer edge with wire wrapped cream thread. The crown and brim are fully lined with cream silk fabric. The inside edge of the crown is reinforced with pale apricot grosgrain ribbon.