Romantic Era bonnet

A pretty Romantic Era straw bonnet found on Ebay.


It’s truly in exceptional condition. Here is the seller’s description (from New York):�Authentic Victorian Straw Bonnet.�This straw bonnet is �as found� with nothing added to it.�Natural straw color with satin ribbons. The ribbon may have been pink at one time but is presently faded to a mellow beige color.�The depth of the hat at the top is 9�, the back of the hat circle is 5� wide.�The original straw flowers are a little rough here & there.�The ribbon is fluted on top of the hat & the satin ties are 20� long.�We have provided as many pictures as we could, they will describe this bonnet better than we can.�Condition: This bonnet is in wonderful condition for it’s age. No damage that we can see.



About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.