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Vintage/ Antique Sombrero

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by LSchaffnit, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. LSchaffnit

    LSchaffnit Registered Guest

    Hello!

    I’m trying to date this old sombrero. Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone seen something similar? It seems pretty rare since I’m not really seeing anything with similar crochet or as pointed. Any ideas on how old it might be?

    Thanks!
    -Laura
     

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  2. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Sombreros are a specialty area of hat collecting and costume collecting, and not one I am all that familiar with. I can get a general idea from handling the hat, which of course is not going to help here. The straw is braided, not crochet. Can you show a close up of the trim on the band and edge, and also the string? Also a shot of the interior might be helpful.

    Does it have grommets that the string/cord goes through?

    I do not think it is rare, the straw is fairly typical. I get a sense of it not being much older than mid 20th century. But hard to say right now.
     
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  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I suspect its actually a beach hat from 1939 when those pointed crowns were popular. It was possibly made in Mexico... but I am quite sure its not ethnographic in intention.
     
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  4. LSchaffnit

    LSchaffnit Registered Guest

    Thanks for your replies! Here are a few more close-up shots. I was referring to the band/ edging when I said “crochet” but I actually think it’s woven or knitted. Let me know what you guys think!
    -Laura
     

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  5. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    I was thinking late 30s beach hat as well............
     
  6. thespectrum

    thespectrum VFG Member Staff Member

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