Spring has arrived and with this theme in mind I thought I would list this bonnet that apparently did not make it through the winter very well. Don't misunderstand me, this early textile was not left out in the cold but has been used a great deal and truly shows signs of age but would still grace a shaker peg rack with style.
It is hard to describe the color because in the light this fabric casts a pretty salmon ground with strong indigo blue checks but in the evening hours the hue changes to a pale and more subdued salmon color. The bottom of this ladies bonnet has some areas that are ripped with one open hole as shown in images 4, 5, 6 & 7. About 90 percent on the outside of this bonnet is faded compared to the stronger inside colors which gives us a clue this cherished textile was probably hung near a window when not in use.
The form is period correct as shown in image 8 as the inside cotton string was used to gather the excess material around the back of the neck. The maker chose to machine stitch this piece and the edges are all turned and sewn in place. There are no odors to report. Most of the wear is located near the bottom edge. However there are a few tiny holes located near the head area closer to the top but are only visible when you hold it up to the light.
The price reflects the condition of this piece even though the form is early and would still make a nice display for your shaker peg rack or can be hung from a chair. Enjoy!
The bonnet measures 16" Tall, flares out about 12" at the bottom and measures about 8" across the inside head area at the widest point.
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased for an additional $2.20 @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.