Vintage 50s/60s Cotton Tape & Rushalama Cone Hat Body - Grey
Rushalama hat bodies were very popular during the late 50's/early 60s and this gorgeous example has the added value of being threaded with a cotton tape. Alternating with the tape is mega shiny rushalama, a shiny laminated raffia that can be gently blocked like straw.
Measurements when laid flat: 19x31cm
Condition: Very small fad on one bottom edge. This hat body has been fitted with an internal elastic but not yet made into a hat. This could hinder (or help!) your project so please do glance at all photos to decide if this one is for you.
Petershams Guide to hat bodies:
Cone: This is the perfect size for most fascinators and for blocking out hat crowns.
Flares: This is the size inbetween a cone and a capeline, so good for hats with smaller brims or larger fascinators.
Capelines: This is the largest hat body, great for wide brimmed hats.