This hat is absolutely stunning, the pictures just don’t do it justice! The first time I saw it I marveled at the color and this beautiful bow/flower/feather arrangement on the back and the delicate beaded trim. But it was the underneath that really caught me by surprise.
The pleats on the under side of the brim are the finishing touch of a custom made hat. The workmanship is incredible on the entire hat. Sadly, it does appear to have some slight signs of wear. Although that is what intrigues me – why would a hat this well made and incredibly stunning have been worn so much?
My thoughts are that it was custom made to match an outfit. Can’t you just see it paired with a matching outfit and dyed to match shoes? Which makes me think it was for a wedding, but would it have been for a bride, mother-of-the-bride, or an attendant? And, the myster of the gentle wear of it leaves me clueless. For now I have to wonder and day dream a little about the woman who wore this elegant hat. Perhaps some day a short story will come to me about her.