Historical information

Grosgrain ribbon is a type of fabric that has a ridged appearance and is made from silk or synthetic materials. It is regularly used in sewing and crafts, as well as in fashion applications such as millinery and trimming. This type of ribbon is also frequently used to make bows.

Physical description

Denton Hat Mills was built in stages from 1888 until the 1940s. It was Australia's first steam powered hat factory and exported many hats. It remained at hat factory until 1971.

Black felt top hat, sides of brim slightly rolled, edged with grosgrain ribbon. Grosgrain ribbon around base of crown. Brown leather headband inside, maker's stamp in leather. 'HENRY' in black texta either side. Set of small pin-holes either side of crown