Mourning Hats and Bonnets in 12th scale
Rich silk velvets, jet brocades and taffetas, heavy braids and intricate lace all combine beautifully with silk crepe to create one of my favourite forms of miniature millinery...the mourning bonnet. The height of fashion at the turn of the 20th century, I hope you will enjoy some of the 12th scale versions below.
Riccarda........An exquisite wide brimmed hat of jet taffeta silk . The underside of the brim is faced with tiny silk pleats and trimmed with braid. The crown is of velvet and organza and is swathed in ornate jet trim. A black lace veil drapes to the back. A black and diamond brooch clasps the front
Merry Widow $52.00
Merry Widow.....an extravagant creation of black velvet with a mass of organza ruffles both under the sweeping brim and around the crown. A huge marabou feather is sure to create a stir!
Lourdes.........Textured jet silk combines with black tulle and twists of lace to create this eelegant piece of 12th scale mourning millinery. Curls of marabou and a bronze hatpin add the finishing touch