This straw wicker hat has a velvet ribbon around the crown with ostrich feathers sticking out. Artificial flowers can also be seen on the brim of the hat. It was created by the Jardine Hat Company in New York. During the early 20th century hats were large in size and featured elaborate decorations such as artificial flowers, feathers, and ribbons. Hats with turned-up brims became popular as well as the toque hat, picture hats, and hats that emphasized height.
Straw Wicker, Silk Crepe, Silk Velvet Trim, Ostrich Feathers, Silk Flowers
5.5"" h 12"" w 13"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift of Mrs. Robert L. Pierce
Fashion + Nature
(April 2022 – April 2024)Fashion + Nature examines the relationships between the natural world and the fashion industry. Clothing has long been produced with natural materials and inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but the fashion industry has had a largely negative impact on the environment. This exhibit showcases a wide variety of captivating scientific specimens and fascinating garments, to illustrate their relationship to each other and their interconnected histories. Fashion + Nature aims to inspire and educate visitors, encouraging us to become better consumers and reduce the harmful impacts of the fashion industry.
Jardine Hat CompanyMrs. Robert L. Pierce