About Amish Bonnets
Imagine yourself leaving your little house on the prairie, running into town to school with your sisters, and keeping your face protected from the sun in an Amish bonnet. These were called sunbonnets in the 19th century, and are best known as Amish bonnets in the 21st century, as women in Amish communities across the United States still wear them. Mennonite and Quaker women also wear them for religious occasions. Most Amish bonnets are hand-made, and mainstream American men and women collect them as display items or for costumes. You can buy a baby bonnet in a similar style to protect your little girl's head in the hot summer months. The large prim also shields the eyes from the sun. Due to the purposely plain nature of Amish apparel, a genuine Amish bonnet is likely to be gray, black, or white. In contrast, a Victorian bonnet may come in one of many bright colors, in keeping with the fashions of more than a century ago. Victorian bonnets also feature lace and other embellishments. Whether you are looking for a bonnet to cherish as a collector's item or for something to use as part of a costume, you can find something appealing by browsing through the vast inventory on eBay.