Thursday, November 22, 2007

Titfer, bonnet, elf-cap, hat

I found this (or it found me) in an op shop. I think. It was a while ago. I've never worn it, just enjoyed it and wondered about its history. Was it a real hat, so to speak, or created for a pantomime or other theatrical performance? I love the workmanship of the curlicue and twisted top, although the 'jewels' do lack a certain subtlety...

It's fun. On the hatstand, it's a severe contrast to the classic Akubra, work and play perched side by side.

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