This gem was languishing in a London charity shop when I was attracted by it’s decaying splendour.
When I discovered it, the pale green Tulle fascinator was almost completely shredded, so I hastily removed it, but you can still see the same fabric inside, stitched to the blocked straw Clover leaves.
Construction is supported by a millinery wire frame and the Russia braid that gives detail on the leafs and stalks is now faded to the palest green.
The jury is out on the main fabric – it feels soft, the texture of brushed Nylon, and it’s hard to see if it was knitted or woven. There are no manufacturers labels and looking at the hand stitching I would guess that it was a hand made item from around the 1950’s.
Whatever its origin, it always gives me joy to imagine someone actually making and wearing this lovely little vintage shamrock hat.