Call Us Pick Up
Cart: 0
Nothing to checkout.
Sign InRegister

Child's Straw Hat HC240

Child's straw hat with green ribbon and lace trim.

Straw hats are a type of sunhat designed to shade the head and face from direct sunlight, but are also used in fashion as a decorative element or a uniform. Straw hats have been worn in Africa and Asia since after the Middle Ages during the summer months, and have changed little between the medieval times and today.

Until well into the 20th century most women, regardless of social status, did not think of leaving the house without a hat. Children also wore hats for different occasions, including church, school and going to town.

date: c.1900's with replica ribbon added

maximum dimension: 230mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology, The Arts

subject themes: Costume, Fashion, Culture, History, Women

handling collection number: HC240

Handling information:
To Touch
To Handle
Additional information:
Safe Object
Please sign into enable item cart

Object Categories

Eyes Only
Supervision Required
To Touch
To Handle
To Use & Handle

Resources Available
Caution Required
Safe Object