Collection Online
felt, silk, plastic, leather, polyester, glitter
72.8 cm (outer circumference) 8.0 cm (height) 21.2 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
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, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
The miniature 'cowboy hat' in cream felt, has a straight-sided crown and indented dome at the centre, which is trimmed with a plaited band of cream felt. Both sides of the brim are trimmed with 15 silver glitter encrusted gumnut-shaped forms. These forms are suspended from the brim by pieces of cream leather cord, knotted at the upper surface. The hat is lined in grey silk, gathered at the centre. The inner band is cream grosgrain ribbon and a clear plastic hair comb is sewn into the inner centre back band for securing the hat to the wearer's head.