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[Blue slat sunbonnet, Hawaii]

Kikugawa, Ayako

[Blue slat sunbonnet, Hawaii]
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L: 14 in, W: 8.5 in, D: 9 in

Hawaii, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 slat sunbonnet with pleated trim ; 14 x 8.5 x 9 in.

Slat style sunbonnet composed of blue cotton fabric with pleated trim around brim (4 in. at broadest part), machine and handstiched. Back of crown is pleated to create a puffed effect (8.5 x 8 x 4 in.). Two semi-circular pieces are sewn together to create a neckcovering that has been handstitched to shortened 6 in. length. Four natural ties secure neckcovering under chin, two at proper right (at edge and exterior) and two at proper left (at edge and interior).

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