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Object Name Hat
Catalog Number 0985.05.00063
Description Woman's hat or bonnet, consisting of palmetto braided layers forming a broad crown in the shape of a cone with two sections of the same braids forming two ties at the front bottom. There is no lining.
Material Palmetto
Dimensions H-10 W-6 L-9 inches
Owned Miss Webber
Made Miss Webber, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Provenance Miss Webber made and wore this hat; she gathered, bleached, and braided the palmetto palms in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

"Bonnet, made and worn during the war by a Confederate lady, who gathered the palms in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, who bleached and braided it." (accession ledger)
People Webber, Miss
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Headgear