Stamp Series Feature Handcrafted Bermuda Hats

May 29, 2019 | 2 Comments

Tomorrow [30 May] the Bermuda Post Office will issue a new commemorative stamp series featuring handcrafted Bermuda hats.

This latest commemorative stamp can be purchased from the Philatelic Bureau located at Perot Post Office.

Bermuda Hand Crafted Hats May 2019

Created by local artists Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau, these bonnets and hats are part of a collection of 28 handmade hats made entirely from the Island’s natural foliage, which were featured in exhibitions at the Bermuda Society Of Arts in 2014 and 2017 and more recently in a book titled ‘Our History In Hats – Foliage To Fashion’.

The artists took their inspiration from images of women in Bermuda wearing hats from the 1800’s to the 1950’s, which they compiled into ten posters. It then took an eight month labour of love to create their interpretations of the hats shown in the posters. The end result was a great collaboration of skills and ideas that gave us a unique look at Bermuda’s history from the perspective of fashion.

The collection was designed to demonstrate how simple, organic materials, not normally considered beautiful, could be used creatively to re-create fashionable hats worn by women throughout the ages.

The liner notes follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. Mary lodge says:

    Wonderful

  2. Clem says:

    Lovely hats, but I am not sure they are suitable for stamps. Bermuda stamps, especially those being sent overseas should entice the receiver to visit.

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