Rawhide Gifts and Gallery
1004 East P ST
Torrington, Wyoming 82240
order by phone
bonnets, our brims are quilted
"The bonnet arrived
yesterday, it is beyond beautiful. Ivy just couldn't believe her
eyes, she does not want to take it off! Thank you so much, and we
are so happy to be able to support a Wyoming business." Kindest
Jo (Evanston, Wyoming)
Please be patient with the
download time...there are a lot of bonnets on this page.
Our Bonnet Costs
HAVE NOT gone up in 6 years, but our shipping prices do. We will
continue to do our best to give you great prices, great service and
call us for a shipping quote on bulk orders. 307-575-3320.
Western Women's Pioneer Prairie Sunbonnets and Children's
Pioneer Prairie Sunbonnet made just like the original Bonnets of the
| These beautifully sewn women's and
children's Western Pioneer Prairie Sun Bonnets will give you a
bit of nostalgia for the old west....as well as protect your
complexion from the wind and sun. Why use a chemically based sun screen
when you can protect your face and neck, keeping your lovely
complexion intact like the women in the 1800's did! Made from
cotton and cotton blends.
has always been a problem for you, don't let it be anymore. Remember
your grandmother wearing these old fashioned prairie
sunbonnets in the garden? Remember curling up on her lap and
looking into her kindly eyes peeking from under the shady brim of
her sun bonnet? Bring a bit of nostalgia back into your life
and protect your skin from those deadly sun rays with
our many lovely choices of western sunbonnets!
because if you are dissatisfied with your
purchase, you may return your bonnet (with receipt) within 14
days for an exchange or refund minus shipping costs.
Wash and wear.
Wash on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Iron
on a low setting. Very low maintenance!
us. We'll do our best
to find a bonnet suited to your needs.
outside the U.S? Prices reflect United State Shipping.
Please contact us
for additional shipping info if you are out
of the United States. We DO ship to
How Long Does it Take to Ship a
ship by Postal First Class Mail within 24 -48 hours unless we
receive the order on the weekends. Your order should arrive
within 3 -4 days in the U.S. If we have your phone number, we will
contact you in case of unexpected delays (out of stock, the need
to exchange a bonnet etc.)
Our sunbonnets have found homes in California, Georgia,
Louisiana, Oregon, Kansas, Texas,
Colorado, Canada, Wyoming, Tennessee, Utah, New York, Oklahoma,
Ohio, Arizona, S.
Carolina, N. Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Florida, ND, SD, Ohio,
Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Maine,
New Mexico, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Wisc., Vermont and Connecticut.
Thank you for supporting our local western sunbonnet
Over seas customers; Great Britain, Sweden, Japan,
Switzerland, Germany, Australia, New
Zealand, Denmark, France, Russia, Scotland and The Bahamas.
Colors may vary
from computer monitor to computer monitor!
if you prefer a different
shipping method, please
email us. We will be happy to ship your bonnet by express or
priority. Shipping overages (for
orders of more than two bonnets) will be
refunded via paypal or credit card.
Please note that we
do not have your credit card unless you've called us with the
number...PayPal has that.
Pretty silver/gray motif on ltcream background JO-NM
35 5 avble Scattered leaf pattern of whites and green on
a salmon pink bkgd
Pretty rose pink clusters on a cream bkgrd, NM
Pretty purple and
gold flower clusters amid med green leaves
OUT OF STOCK
yellow, no frills, goes with everything
Lavender and blue lg pastel flowers
TEMP OUT OF STOCK
Gorgeous!! Pale yellow with clusters of white flowers HL
Splashy, showy, pretty sunbonnet w/array of brightly colored
9 2 avble
Red poppies on blk bkgrd NM
10 1 avble
Pic does NOT do justice! Soft
chartreuse green w/fern pattern
Light cream/yellow bkgd w/scattered pastel blue daisies WM-NM
TEMP OUT OF STOCK
Almost reminds me of 'Delft Blue Ceramics'. China-like delft
blue rose flowers. WM
White Daisies on a Blue bkgrd, spring like :) Refreshing! JO
Pretty, soft pastel yellow and blue flowers
Navy blue, lt blue and rose hollyhocks
16 6 avble Pretty Lilac-Lavender with scattered roses in
the same lilac-lavender color throughout. Really unusual coloring JO-NM
Really cute! Creamy white bkg w/maroon colored star-like flowers HL-NM
18 Sunshine Yellow w/tiny print JO
Pretty turquoise blue, small flowers HL
denim grape leaves
21 5 avble Tan and wavy bkgd, w/gold and brown
27 3 avble
Lovely lavender paisley pattern
Delicate Mint color w/tiny sparys of leaf pattern. Picture does NOT
capture the lovely color or do justice to this bonnet!
Rich Purple, Lavender
roses on bkgrd JO
32 1 avble Old Fashioned Single Rose Old Fashioned Flowers
Western Sun Bonnets come in
assorted colors; what is available is what is shown. We get
assorted color shipments and the bonnets are almost always bright
and cheerful. Some of the more subdued colors are in the
traditional patterns of calico originally used by pioneer women.
Worn to keep the sun and wind
from their faces and keep their skin white, these bonnets were
used by women from all status of life from the elaborately styled
feathered and beribboned decorative bonnet, to the more standard,
plain and sturdy style. At that time, no 'decent' woman would be
caught without one!
Today, sunbonnets can be
colorful and flamboyant but are still a poignant reminder of our
pioneer past while still providing fantastic protection from
sunburn. In addition, the more traditional colors are used in
bonnets made for historical reproductions and re-enactments.
Western Sunbonnet Information
They are all handmade locally,
with a stiffened brim, neckties and have an adjustable tie inside
the bonnet at the neck base. Bonnets are machine washable and
sturdy but we recommend a gentle cycle. After washing, lightly
press with a warm iron if needed.
Bonnets have a 5 1/2 inch deep
brim, and a neck ruffle of 5 inches. The gathered cap is deeper
and roomier by approximately 2 inches.
To lengthen the back neck
covering, loosen the ties inside the casing. To shorten, tighten
The quality of the sewing is
wonderful as the women who make these are meticulous and detailed.
The size is a medium/large
which fits most women. If, however, you find that this is still
too small, please return with your receipt for an exchange.
However, on your exchange, there are no guarantees on color or
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|How the Bonnets are Made
The bonnets are
made with high quality colorful or period correct material
cotton blends. A layer of denim or pellon is laid between the
between two additional layers of cotton on the top and bottom
(denim or pellon) in the bonnet brim and then 'quilted' together
before being stitched to the back head piece. The ties and the
interior casing are added last.
The entire bonnet can be machine washed on a gentle cycle or
hand washed. The materials, being of good quality, are
The bonnets are beautifully hand sewn in Wyoming and are USA
made. Something we are very proud of here at Rawhide Gifts and
Dear Madeleine, I have today received my Bonnet. Thank you for your excellent and helpful service and the bonnet is all I hoped for. Thank you!!
Beryl Randall, UK
......."I just received my
sunbonnet and I just LOVE it! It fits
perfect and trust me I can say this
because I have ordered a few bonnets
from other people and they just don't
fit right. This one is wonderful and
I will be ordering another one
Elizabeth Gillett, Texas
I received the sunbonnets in the
mail today. I cannot find the words
to express my satisfaction. The
craftsmanship is ABOVE and BEYOND!
Please let the ladies know how
thrilled I am, and how very talented
they are. Seems as though they are
fulfilling one of the purposes they
were put on this earth to do. The
note cards are beautiful as
well. Thank you. Your shop must be
something else to see. I think I had
said, yes, please go ahead with the
baby bonnets, didn't I?
......Marcia (Side Hill Badger Trading
Post) (WHOLESALE CUSTOMER)
ordered two of the sunbonnets and you
only had one left. After a call, you
assured me you'd be able to get me two
bonnets, if not of the same color, at
least of another color I'd like and in
time before I left. Then you contacted
me again. You gave me extraordinary
service! I will probably order again.
.............Mary Roberts, NC.....
came today!! Just in time for the
'Easter Bunny to give it to her! It is
beautiful. She will love it!! ......
Kim L., MS
......."I'm delighted with my
bonnet....I was surprised at how fast
it got here and how bright the colors
were compared to the pictures on the
site. I live in a sunny state, South
Carolina, so I sure was glad to see
these lovely sunbonnets for sale.
Martha Garrettson, S.C
........."I ordered one of the larger
bonnets for my aunt because she has a
very rare form of skin cancer and I
felt the larger bonnet and brim would
help keep the sun from her face. I was
glad I found you!............
The Nicholsons, VA