Poke bonnet, Anonymous, c. 1815 - c. 1820

Poke bonnet, Anonymous, c. 1815 - c. 1820

silk, h 27.0cm × d cm × w 30.0cm. More details

This bonnet has a complex construction: the upper part of the crown consists of thin slats of wood over a support of woven cane. The rest of the crown is formed by a paper barrel. The brim is also made of paper, which is reinforced along the edge with metal wire.

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