Sailor Hat Christmas Ornament
36153 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Size: 1.5" x 2.75"
Free Gift Box Included
Hang Tag: During the 1880's the white "sailors hat" appeared as a low-rolled brim, high-domed hat made of wedge shaped pieces of canvas to replace the straw hat. The canvas was eventually replaced by cotton as a cheaper more comfortable material.
Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.