National Trust Collections Accession Number 1349841
1750-1760 Straw hat, silk ribbon ties later addition
I knew of this cotton lining...
Victoria & Albert Accession Number IS.231976
Chintz fabric used as the lining for a straw hat
...and, after a little online snooping, I found two other examples that some lucky duck has in hir private collection...
1780s/chintz c.1715, 19th century ribbons of green brocade woven with terracotta and yellow silks
c.1780 straw hat lined with a mid blue silk brocade, red silk striped ribbons
I decided to snip some of the pretty cotton from a baby banyan that I never finished.
I bought this ribbon online from an independent vendor who described it as "Vintage 1920s silk striped ribbon, 4 inches wide, pale pink and beige." Perfect, right!? The vintage velvet ribbon I bought for the pudding cap was great so I didn't doubt the strength of vintage silk.
Any suggestions for this scrap?
Feeling frustrated and anxious to finish, I added a silk beige ribbon as a temporary placeholder. It's not too bad I guess since I will keep it under the hat.
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