Inspired by 16th century French, German, and English designs, this large broad brimmed hat was intended to protect one's complexion from the sun.
Debra Hathaway has taken the basic design of the Bongrace and dressed it up Dragon Wings style, and turned it into a statement piece!
The joie de vivre of the Bongrace Hat certainly makes one feel the joy and freedom of expression of the Renaissance period!
So if you are looking for a Renaissance period hat with “vivre” consider this hat.
The Bongrace hats pictured here will be first available for sale at Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX in April of 2021!
Although this hat is grand, it is quite lightweight (approx. 6.5 oz). It is 18” in diameter and the cap is one size fits most, with elastic that goes around the back of your head to protect the hat from taking flight on a windy day!
The hat overall is undaunted by light rain or humidity, the only maintenance after a rain shower, would be to gently blow dry the plume (as you would hair)
The Bongrace is made with a sturdy stabilizing frame. The outer covering is made using a variety of silks, charmeuse, or taffeta and naturally embellished with Debra’s signature French silk roses, leaves and feathers.
As always, Debra welcomes custom orders.
You may custom order a Bongrace Hat by first adding it to the cart and then giving us more details.
When you add an item to our Cart, a window slides out from the right where you will find a place to add "Special Notes to Seller". Here you may describe your desires for primary and secondary colors, feathers, and any other options.
For the Bongrace Hat you may choose:
* Main Fabric color
* Accent colors: Feathers, Roses, Leaves
Have Questions? Want to open a dialogue with the Artists before purchasing?
Click on the "Contact" link and give a description of the item, colors, and fabrics desired.
If you include your shipping address, we can estimate your orders total cost in our response!