Beautiful deep burgundy hand made hat. This hat is a 'platter hat' and sits atop a wired mortar board shaped crown. The whole hat is stiffened with buckram, softened with Domet and covered underneath with a silk/rayon blue and white contrast fabric. The top side is covered with an antique burgundy felted cotton, with a wired brim to give rigidity. The 'under' crown is adorned with silk/rayon flower style motifs, designed to be shown off as hat is designed to be worn tilted significantly forwards and to the side. A lovely example of a 1940/50's style hat.