Re: Straw bases for head gear
- On the other hand, we're looking at paintings, not photographs. Perhaps the
painter chose to render the hat with some artistic license. He probably did
not realize that his painting would be subject to such scrutiny hundreds of
years later by people wanting to recreate historical fashions.
In Service to the Dream,
Katherine Margaret Harcourt
m.k.a. Cassandra D. Hocutt
"When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is
an end of liberty." George Mason
> SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> Cynthia Virtue
> > Revise 'em which way? (I've thought this was a strong possibility for
> > quite a while. But I'm a nut.)
> Ah, right. I should have said: While it's easy to see how the van der
> Weydan lady's hat could be made from wide bands of woven straw or bark
> or what have you, the hat on this lady is rather more complicated.
> Narrow straw could maybe be shaped like that (it's amazing what
> milliners can do with narrow straw) but wide bands like that don't seem
> to lend themselves to that degree of shaping. Even when wet and shaped
> over some kind of form? Maybe. I don't know. But what else could it be?
> Fabric bands? Some kind of generic hat fabric which is no longer extant?
> Beats me.
> - Alice