True Victorian hat made of black cotton velvet. The hat is either for an xs woman's head or a girl because it is small. It's hard to judge what size head it would fit, maybe an 18 to 19 inch head or smaller. It is setting too high on my mannequin's head because it is too small for her 21 inch head.
The back of the hat has wire rings inside of the lining to hold the velvet out in the back.
The front of the brim frames the face and there is black beading on the underside of the brim . Tiny seed beads and a few crescent shaped beads. Behind the brim are several black feathers. Black silk ribbon across the base of the hat on the back and long ribbon chin ties. Lined in silk.
Very good condition. There is some loose and missing beading around the front of the brim.
The wire frame inside of the back of the hat is smooshed and the rings are out of place.
The ribbon ties are very worn with shattering throughout.
Some light wear on the folds of the velvet.
Otherwise the hat feels very sturdy