Antique Wooden Hat Mold c.1860-1920
This is an original wooden millinery hat mold that splits into two. This piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate patina consistent with age and use.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1860-1920.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 6.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 6.5 in.
In millinery, 'blocking' is the process of shaping material onto a mold to form the body of the hat. Hat blocks are the molds used in this process. They are usually carved from wood, but you can also find aluminum and poly blocks.