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

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Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
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)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
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.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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