Pink and purple cartwheel 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
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Power of Place
Medium
plastic and synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (10.2 x 40 x 40 cm)
Description
A pink and purple faux straw cartwheel hat designed by Mae Reeves. The hat has a short rounded crown and a wide round brim made from braided synthetic straw that is sewn together in concentric circles. The straw is pale pink except for a wide band of pale purple around the middle of the brim. A piece of burgundy stretch fabric is wrapped several times around the brim as a hat band and tied at the proper right side in a bow. Burgundy grosgrain ribbon trims the interior bottom 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
2010.6.171
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e11f8d9c-b130-4bf8-abd1-3a0beb461049
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