Sweet black velvet headband with attached netting and bouquet of yellow-centered white daisies to the back.
The headband is about 5/8" wide, and is faced with black grosgrain ribbon.
Inside the fabric is a clear plastic headband. The band covering the plastic is strained along the velvet and grosgrain in areas, particularly near one corner (which is why we can see the plastic band inside). We are leaving it as found so the new owner can repair or leave as is, as they desire.
The netting is quite sturdy, we believe it is nylon. There are no holes in it at all.
The velvet ribbon continues all the way around the netting hem: the daisies are attached to the center back, and tacked along the bottom edge so they space out nicely along the back of the neck.
Some of the flowers look a bit crushed; we suggest gently steaming to reshape the petals a bit, if desired.
These were particularly popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s: we found similar examples in the book "The Mode in Hats and Headdress" by R Turner Wilcox, published in 1946; we are categorizing it in the later era, although we feel it could very well be earlier.
This would be charming worn for a Ren Faire event, or medieval festival.
Sweet little collectible, very wearable, also great for display.
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