Chapeau V2 - Ginger Cat In Straw Hat
A pretty ginger cat curls up in a straw hat. In England, straw is valuable not only for hats, but also for thatched roofs. Corn and wheat are not harvested by a big, noisy combine, which would cut the stems to pieces, but by small tractors pulling Victorian “sail reapers.” On the interior is a “corn dolly,” usually woven from the last sheaf to be harvested and symbolizing the spirit that lives in the plant. In the spring the doll is ploughed into the earth again.
7 ¾ + 7 ¼ = 21. David Lawrence’s hat size is 7 ¾, his wife Sue’s is 7 ¼ and 21 is the number of years they’ve been married. The artists’ signature acorn is concealed in the rose bouquet on the front of the hat.
Carving Date: 2003 - Retired
2.5" wide, 2.1" long, 2.4" high
Made in England
In-house stock photos. - As with any hand-tinted product, item received will be similar but unique.