Navy blue cloche with flowers, beads, and feathers from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
Medium
synthetic fiber, plastic, sequins, feathers, and beads
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 in. (22.2 x 23.5 x 22.9 cm)
Description
A navy blue woven synthetic straw cloche with cream decorations designed by Mae Reeves. A large cluster of cream and light green faux flowers with pink plastic stamen is attached at each side of the hat. Triangular shaped cream paillettes with sequin centers and faux pearl bead edges are placed between the flower clusters across the front of the hat. Individual cream feathers with clear beads on the shafts of each feather extend out from the feather clusters, some covering the paillettes and others extending below the edge of the hat. The interior opening is trimmed in black grosgrain ribbon. A cream fabric tag 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
cloches
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
2010.6.155
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd556d10979-4a9e-44a9-9e13-2d864dbb91b6
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