This hat was created by an artist Tokiyo, my mother. Tokiyo has been creating and exhibiting series of her hats since 2000.
This hat is made of Australian fine merino wool and cashmere. Tokiyo's work by hands begins with dyeing wool fleeces in several colours. She then hand card to mix fibres and colours. The depth and richness within the colours, the quality of the material are achieved. Tokiyo then creates forms using wet-felt techniques. She sculpt with her hands and fingers in similar manners as working with clay (which she worked with in earlier years).
This hat and all her other hats are very versatile, can be worn in many different ways for the wearer to enjoy many different looks.
For instance, the details on the top of the hat can be flipped to be more sculptural, can be worn deep and pulled to the back, worn re-shaped as flat or squashed or side way etc.
Tape sewn inside and labelled.
< measurements >
head size : 58.5cm (23 1/4 inch)
across as flat : 26cm (10 1/4 inch)
height as stretched :13cm (5 1/4inch)
Model : Anita (thank you!)
Please contact me if you have any questions or need to see more images.
Thank you for looking :)