Green raffia lamp shade 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
Medium
raffia, silk (textile), polyester
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 23.5 x 24.8 cm)
Description
A green "lamp shade" style hat designed by Mae Reeves. The body of the had is constructed of diamond shaped knots of light green raffia, which are interlocked with openings between the knots. On top of the hat and around the brim the spaces are open but on the crown of the hat there are three bands of cut shear silk woven through the openings. The three bands are light tan (top), dark green (middle) and dark tan (bottom). A label for Mae's shop is sewn to the interior back of the hat.
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
2010.6.158
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bc50eb96-945c-4b60-8984-5c954ed0a697
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