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January 12, 2013

another “find” at the second-hand store

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this delightful child’s hat has an embroidered design on maroon velvet,  is stitched with rows of tiny running stitches  and trimmed with black velvet

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lined with red cotton it was well-worn and repaired in several places, it still has part of an old label

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another child’s head covering I’ve had for many years

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the design is very fine chain stitch on cotton and it has wonderful cotton rag tassels

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the construction is fairly crude machine stitching

the surface fabric is backed with an open weave cotton and only some of the decorative stitches go through both layers

I can only guess at the origin of these pieces

and wonder about the little heads that wore them

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2013 5:26 pm

    precious! reminds me of a friend who used to go to oman a lot and had lots of cloth hats from there. but since they are not something she wears back here, she turns them upside down and keeps her keys and such inside. speaking of little heads, reminds me of susan tweit’s wonderful story: http://susanjtweit.com/2012/06/completing-a-circle-an-artifact-returns-home.html/

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    • January 12, 2013 6:46 pm

      Aimee – your friend has it right, I was first attracted to the hat because of how it is pieced/constructed and thought it could make an interesting type basket. Susan’s story is heartwarming.

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  2. Myra Dunn permalink
    January 12, 2013 7:48 pm

    Beautiful children’s hats, Jean.

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