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Orange Straw & Horsehair Hat by Don Anderson

Fabulous vintage church hat.
Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 14" (35.5 cm);  Crown Height: 3" (8 cm); Width of Brim: 4" (10 cm)
Condition: Very good....

  • Fabulous vintage church hat.
    Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 14" (35.5 cm);  Crown Height: 3" (8 cm); Width of Brim: 4" (10 cm)
    Condition: Very good. There is some glue residue shown in the final photo. It looks like some of the bows in the back were reattached. Not noticeable when worn.
    Mark/Label: Don Anderson

    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

    • A magnificent straw hat perfect for the church.
    • Bright orange straw in a flattering wide brim style.
    • Tousled bows of straw and horsehair surround the crown. 
    Hair taken from the manes and tails of horses was widely used in millinery in the 19th Century to that 1910s.  It was used much less in later decades as synthetic horsehair became available.  Most 20th century hats, like this one, are made of synthetic horsehair, usually crinoline.
    Don Anderson was a prominent milliner from the 1950s -1980s. Born in International Falls he studied art at Parsons School of Design. Frustrated with his career he was standing in front of millinery supply house when the proprietor asked if he was interested in the hat business. A millinery career was born. Through the years he designed and worked with Chanda, John-Fredericks and Lilly Dache. Later Anderson was a licensee for Halston.


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