Victorian Black Mourning Bonnet Horsehair Tulle Lace Silk Ribbon Antique Hat

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The lady wore black….a Victorian black mourning bonnet hat from the later 1880’s time era.  The pretty bonnet is made on a wire frame, covered at the edge, near the face, with open weave horsehair, in a pleasing design.

The covering of the back of the bonnet is a dotted tulle netting.  Embellishments are tidbits of Chantilly lace and a wired taffeta ribbon.  The back edge of the bonnet is accented with taffeta bows which attaches to the taffeta ribbon ties.  Inside the bonnet is lined in a black fabric which covers the wire framework.

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Victorian Black Mourning Bonnet Horsehair Tulle Lace Silk Ribbon Antique Hat