1945-50. A coral red velvet pillar box with small shaped rim in the style of a 19th century riding hat by Otto Lucas. The black net veil has tiny tufts of soft black 'fur' dotted throughout and this can be worn upon the black wings and velvet decoration or covering the face. The hat was provided with matching hatpins, there ends made of small velvet balls.
Victorian style black and claret riding hat/ ostrich feathered handmade pure Australian merino wool handfelt/ with handfelt flower by Adornfeltfinery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/173552183/victorian-style-black-and-claret-riding