For those who love the fashions of yesteryear, I am offering this wonderful antique wire rimmed straw hat with the most elaborately curly look!! Believed to be from the mid to late 1800s, it is definitely unique in the way it is made using a straw type fiber which is curled into little ringlets and attached to the bonnet. The hat has a cloth covered wire form and a woven background to which all the straw pieces are attached. There are added flowers around the shallow crown for adornment. Hat is about 10" front to back, 9" side to side and 1 1/2" deep. The underside is lined with a string and ribbon type lace which has become unraveled at places. This could be reattached (carefully glue it) or removed if desired because some places it is shattered. Truly a unique and fashionable accessory from a bygone era. Shown on the head of my 36" Patty Playpal Type doll to give you an idea of size. Could be used for re-enactments too.