Collection Online
straw, coque feathers, plastic, polyester, elastic
49.2 × 48.3 × 13.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, on base of flower, black polyester on white polyester: LIZA / (symbol) / STEDMAN / Millinery / HANDMADE IN AUSTRALIA
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Antique white linen straw hat with spiked coque plumes. The headpiece represents an Angels Trumpet flower with five large petals surrounding a central bud of white coque feathers. The tip of each petal has several spiked plumes stretching outwards. The flower is attached to a covered wire headband and supported for the wearer with a plastic hair comb and strand of hat elastic.