Pretty Peach Lady's Bowler Straw Hat Embellished with Cream Flowers and Peach Velvet Ribbon
Traditionally, a bowler is hard felt hat with a rounded crown. Sometimes it is known as a bob hat, derby, billycock or bombín hat. The narrow, rolled brim is typically curled up on the sides of the hat. Originally made for the Coke brothers by London hat-makers Thomas and William Bowler in 1849, today bowler hats for women are also made of straw or covered in fabric.
Our 'Princess Martha Louise' is a peach-colored modified bowler hat. It is 19" in circumference, 4 1/2" high, 9" long x 7 1/2" wide brim to brim. It is made of delicate small square woven straw with small dimples on the crown. The hat is embellished with 6 velvet and fine cotton cream colored flowers and a peach colored velvet ribbon band. Although there is no label, it is probably from the 1940s. This vintage beauty has some minor age but is overall in very good condition. Please be careful in measuring as it is a petite chapeau.
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