Black raffia hat with brown and black decorations 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, net, and synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 17 in. (13.3 x 44.5 x 43.2 cm)
Description
A black braided raffia hat with brown net and black faux flower embellishments designed by Mae Reeves. The hat has a low round crown and a wide round brim made from braided black raffia. Dark brown net is sewn around the bottom edge of the brim, then wrapped over and loosely gathered and draped around the top of the brim. A cluster of black fabric flower petals are sewn at the proper right front side. The interior is not lined except for a black ribbon band on the interior crown. There is a strip of black grosgrain ribbon adhered to the interior center top crown. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered to the interior center back crown.
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
2010.6.161
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd541a72914-e9fb-4c4c-8601-daf86c613538
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