I try to use as many antique materials as possible. The bonnet is made from antique silk satin with a low sheen. It was a narrow width silk, probably intended for millinery use. The edges are bound in this unique crinkled silk organza from an old Victorian dress.
The base of the feather has some of this same crinkled silk as well as silk velvet ribbon and gold cord accent
The back is finished with an antique ribbon, gold cording, silk tassel and button. They are all over 100 years old.