Bollenhut milliner

In terms of representing the Black Forest, there is no other object as iconic as the Bollenhut hat – the wide-brimmed straw hat with its red or black pompoms. 

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But what’s the story behind this world-famous hat that is only actually worn in three Black Forest communities? The Bollenhut milliner Gabriele Aberle tells you how she makes them, how they came into being and how she ended up doing this craft. 

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