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Victorian Mourning Child’s Bonnet | Black Silk Crepe

Victorian Mourning Child’s Bonnet | Black Silk Crepe

Regular price $110.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $110.00 USD
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 Extremely rare, child sized, Victorian mourning bonnet covered entirely in black silk crepe. As black was, as now, a fashionable color, it’s not always easy or possible to say definitively whether or not you’re looking at mourning clothes & accessories or just ordinary black. However, black silk crepe is the telltale sign. Opinion was split on how children should be dressed in mourning. They were not subject to the deep mourning restrictions demanded of women, which even the Victorians thought were too heavy for little ones. Often, children’s mourning garb was limited to accessories like black armbands or sashes. 

The hat is in fair condition: The crepe is excellent, without rips or tears, but the structure is a little misshapen from how it was stored over the decades. The grosgrain ribbon tie is also quite worn. This would be very striking on the head of a doll or on a decorative stand. Refer to photos for size.

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