Turqouise turban style hat with brooch 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
Hat: synthetic fiber;
Brooch: metal and rhinestones
Dimensions
H x W x D (ab): 5 3/4 × 8 1/2 × 8 in. (14.6 × 21.6 × 20.3 cm)
H x W x D (b): 2 1/4 × 1 7/8 × 1/2 in. (5.7 × 4.8 × 1.3 cm)
Description
A turquoise turban style hat with a gold metal and rhinestone brooch designed by Mae Reeves. The hat (a) is made from light turquoise synthetic faille that is draped like a turban with the folds sewn into place. A gold metal brooch (b) with green and clear rhinestones forming a leafy cluster is pinned at the proper left front. The interior is lined in the same fabric with a cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" adhered to 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
brooches
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
2010.6.160ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5acfcf16e-72a0-415b-bbb0-e771d7c84fe2
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