Bonnet | Elisa Vigier | France; Paris | 1880s | felt, silk, ostrich feathers | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Accession #: 63.1069

Bonnet | Elisa Vigier | France; Paris | 1880s | felt, silk, ostrich feathers | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Accession #: 63.1069

Beige and brown straw bonnet with brown velvet ribbons, artificial ivy leaves, clusters of blueberries and a spray of brown feathers, American (California), 1877-80.

Beige and brown straw bonnet with brown velvet ribbons, artificial ivy leaves, clusters of blueberries and a spray of brown feathers, American (California), 1877-80.

Poke bonnet Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: straw, silk, cotton Dimensions: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Poke bonnets, named for their small crown and large brim that extends past the face, shielded the profile of the wearer and provided for ample surface area for decoration.

Poke bonnet Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: straw, silk, cotton Dimensions: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Poke bonnets, named for their small crown and large brim that extends past the face, shielded the profile of the wearer and provided for ample surface area for decoration.

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