Monday, 15 June 2015

The Cork Hat

This tourist only gift hat was brought back from Australia by my globe trotting mother about 10 years ago.

A basic bucket hat with corks dangling from the rim in theory to keep away blow flies from Australians as they travelled through the Outback, I'm sure it works to some extent.

The Cork Hat has been relegated to a novelty item.

The original cork hats had the corks dangling from a slouch hat or bush hat which is proper stiff brimmed felt hat.