These wonderful hats are traditionally found on the Riviera of France. During the past until the early 20th Century, the hats were part of folklore dress, and were also wonderful hats to protect ladies' skin while outdoors, lounging in the garden with a good book, or actually gardening. This is only one of two we have ever found in BEBE size! All of the others have been in small, French fashion doll size. The doll who is modeling is 28" tall and is just modeling for scale reference. The hat is 12" across. It is made of woven straw and hand-embroidered with crewel yarn in flowers common to the South of France: violets from Toulouse, poppies from the Riviera Alps, mimosa and pink daisies. The hat is in excellent condition and only the original red silk ties are fragile. If you have a French fashion doll of 26-40 inches tall who loves gardening or strolling through the flower market, this is the chapeau for her!
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