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abaca fibre, straw, elastic, metal
105.5 cm (outer circumference) 29.5 cm (height) 33.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
Dramatic wide-brimmed hat made of beige coloured Sinamay (fibre from the abaca plant) trimmed with a black patent 1930s vintage straw braid around the outer edge. A large floating knot made of the same vintage straw is positioned on the top. The shallow crown is lined with cream acetate and the hat is secured to the head with a metal comb and a length of black hat elastic.