For motoring in style, a silk satin bonnet or hood dating from the early 1900's. Here's a hat that would protect a woman's hair from the ravages of the wind riding in an early automobile with no top. Ah, yes, those were the days!
The bonnet is a home sewn. Were there patterns available for making these type of bonnets? Whatever, this one is ingenious, as it is cleverly made. Made of a silk satin in black and a crepe silk in pink, the bonnet is fashioned oversized to accommodate a lady's upswept hair do. On either side, a large black ribbon rosette lends a taste of refinement. The ribbon ties are laced through a casing at the back of the neck, so the wearer could tighten or loosen as needed.
Found with the bonnet is a paper note stating it is an automobile hood used in the days when cars had no top.
Condition: Beautiful! It appears never worn. The only thing I see, is a bit of spotting from years of storage. Still it is very, very minor.
Measurement: 18" along the face from side to side. 14" along the neck line from side to side. This would adjust with the ties. If you need to know the black ribbon rosettes measure 4-1/4" in diameter.