Poke bonnet, Anonymous, c. 1825 - c. 1835

Poke bonnet, Anonymous, c. 1825 - c. 1835

silk, h 36cm × w 40cm. More details

This is the poke bonnet at its most extreme. The brim extends 20 centimetres forward and is reinforced with 23 metal wires. Even with this support, its construction was extremely delicate and the bonnet would have swayed with the wearer’s every movement.

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