Now what isn't there not to love about this hat? Dating from the vintage years of the 1940's, the wide brimmed hat is made of a straw, decorated with felted wool. Even the flowers are a lovely example of quality workmanship.
Each of the flowers are fashion with a number of cut petals, placed on top of each other, terminating in a raised center cluster. Two are a deep rose color and the other a lime green. The flowers are situated on a bevy of green leaves with embroidery stitches to form the veins. A dark colored branch and a flower bud truly makes the embellishment striking.
The straw of the hat is a natural color with a narrow band of brown straw at the edge of the brim. Metal eyelets are punch through the straw on either side of the crown. This is to secure a rayon ribbon tie to keep the hat snuggly in place during a windy breeze. Can you imagine a thought of a tourist hat for island shopping????
A wonderful label inside: H.K. Great Wall Grass Manufacturers Hamous Artistic & Exqusitive Handbags. Pictured in the center of the label is a cocoanut tree with the No.902 (written over another number).
Size of the hat is 17-3/4" diameter brim. 3-1/2" deep crown. 22-1/2" circumference around the inside of the crown.
Condition. Except for a small break (missing 1" straw) on the narrow brown edging and some wear of the ribbon ties, the hat is nice. (see photo).