Cream damask hat with gold and red scarf 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, plastic, and beads
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 12 in. (21.6 x 29.8 x 30.5 cm)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A cream floral damask hat with a high round crown and a round upturned brim designed by Mae Reeves. The crown is wrapped in a scarf with a printed design in orange, pink, and gold of flowers, wide stripes, and paisleys. A cluster of red and orange beads are sewn on top of the scarf at the proper right side of the crown where the ends are gathered and hang over the edge of the brim. Heavy weight plastic net lines the interior of the crown, with green grosgrain ribbon lining the interior opening. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered to the ribbon 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
2010.6.144
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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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