This wonderful hat, called the Lion’s Whisker is a black and bleached straw with African Porcupine Quills on it. The hat braid must first be hand woven out of two positions of black 5mm braid and one of the white. After all the time it takes to create the many yards that are necessary to complete the hat it is then milled to make a more thin and delicate braid that can be sewn on our antique straw hat machines. The simple shape is sewn such that the colors seem to spiral around. The porcupine quills are meant to break the the rhythm of the circle. A simple splash of a red rose give the necessary pop to the look of this hat. There is no hat like this in the world and you have a chance to wear it. Is this a welcoming to the hat of your dreams?