Black and silver turban style hat from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Power of Place
Medium
synthetic fiber and net
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (13.3 x 27.3 x 26.7 cm)
Description
An unfinished black and metallic silver turban style hat designed by Mae Reeves. The hat is made from a black and silver synthetic fabric that has been draped to look like a turban tied on the head, with the folds sewn into place. Two (2) layers of stiff black net are attached around the edges to form a sort of brim, with a blank space at the front of the hat. The interior is lined with off-white heavy weight net fabric. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered at the interior center back.
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
hats
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Fashion design
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number
2010.6.141
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc6f8101-daa7-4ac6-89dc-c9577037b6e5
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