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Cowboy Hat Holder Wooden Table Top Craft Hat Stand Display Millinery Vintage 1960s

Ref: 2CM21

$ 290

Beautiful wooden antique hat holder with an elliptical dome. This single hat display stand is very heavy weighing 2.8 kg / 6.17 lb., so very stable. The wooden hat block was used in hat shops and dates from the 1960s. The wooden and stainless steel base is later made.

A hat display is an elegant and classy way to highlight your favorite headwear. Make it a decoration for your home interior design or gift it to your cowboy hat-loving friends!

Dimensions of the wooden hat block 59 cm / 23 inch / size 7 ¼
Stand base diameter 39 cm / 15.35 inch
Whole height 41 cm / 16.14 inch

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Cowboy Gift Idea

Rustle up the perfect gift for the cowboy enthusiast in your life with a unique and thoughtful present! Combine the charm of the Wild West with a touch of vintage elegance by pairing a classic cowboy hat with our exquisite Vintage 1960s Wooden Table Top Cowboy Hat Holder.

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What is hat block? By whom and for what was it used for?

Cowboy Hat Holder Wooden Table Top Craft Hat Stand Display Millinery Vintage 1960s

Cowboy Hat Holder Wooden Table Top Craft Hat Stand Display Millinery Vintage 1960s

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A hat block is a wooden mold used in hat-making to shape and form the material (like felt, straw, or fabric) into a specific hat design. The block is often shaped like a head or a specific part of a hat (such as a crown or a brim) and is used by milliners to create hats of various styles and sizes.

A selection of hat blocks in the workshop of Australia's 'Blocks by Design'
Image: A selection of hat blocks in the workshop of Australia's 'Blocks by Design'.
Source: By Aussie oz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22838734

Hat block making is an art that requires precision and skill in woodworking to create these molds accurately. It is an endangered craft in the United Kingdom.

The number of hat block making businesses have reduced over the years due to changes in fashion, technology, and manufacturing methods. The number of remaining hat block making businesses in operation in 2022 is a limited number. As of the last update in early 2022, there were only a few hat block making businesses remaining in the UK.

The origins of millinery. What is the meaning of millinery?

Millinery refers to the art and craft of designing, making, and selling hats and other headwear. The term "millinery" comes from the word "milener," which initially referred to goods coming from Milan, Italy, known for its high-quality goods and fabrics, including hats, during the 16th century. Over time, the term evolved to specifically denote hats and headwear.

Second floor, millinery department, Lion Store, downtown Toledo, Ohio, 1900s
Image: Second floor, millinery department, Lion Store, downtown Toledo, Ohio, 1900s.
Source: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Milliners were skilled artisans who crafted these headpieces, using various materials like straw, felt, silk, and feathers. Famous milliners from the 20th century are for example Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.

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