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Mourning Bonnet, Drawn Bonnet, Victorian, BLACK

Mourning Bonnet, Drawn Bonnet, Victorian, BLACK

Regular price $50.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $50.00 USD
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This BLACK drawn bonnet is perfect for your mourning impression. The bonnet is lightweight and easy to wear. Our bonnet features a broad body with 4 drawn bands so it sits nicely on the head and a fanchon style back to accommodate many of the hairstyles and buns worn during the era. Our bonnet is drawn over plastic boning, so you will not experience the crushing or caning breaks that can happen with cane drawn bonnets. It is not possible to tell that plastic is used until you actually touch the boning. We make our bonnets out of blended fabrics so they are not affected or marked by rain. This is a great bonnet form to build your Mourning impression on. Layers of ruching can easily be added to the inside of the bonnet and flowers, feathers and other adornments can be attached. The wide front of the bonnet makes it comfortable when a mourning veil is worn. The bonnet is tied with satin ribbon.

Bonnets of dull black cloth or wool covered with crape were the sure sign of deep mourning. As mourning lightened the crape was removed and black ribbons and fabric were used for details such as rosettes, leaves, bows, and other feminine symbols to decorate the bonnet. Slowly color was introduced into the bonnet, first with a ruching of white around the inside, then with the addition of ribbons and accents of colors such as the shades of purple and grays.

This listing is for the basic bonnet. It is shown with a velvet adornment and a Mourning veil which is not included. We do offer Mourning Veils for sale. 

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