Pink and red hat with pink rose decoration from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
satin, faille, synthetic fiber and wire faux flower, and sequins
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 1/4 x 8 x 9 1/2 in. (15.9 x 20.3 x 24.1 cm)
Type
hats
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A pink and red striped satin hat with a pink rose decoration designed by Mae Reeves. The hat has high sides and a flat top with no brim. The sides are made from strips of red and pink satin sewn together so that they wrap diagonally around the head, with two deep pleats sewn around the sides which break up the lines of the stripes and create a stacked effect. The top is made from a piece of the pink satin. A large faux pink rose with green leaves and a brown wire stem is sewn with the bloom at the proper left front side. Small round pink sequins are adhered onto the flower petals and leaves, and scattered around the sides of the hat. The interior is lined with brown synthetic faille. A cream fabric label with black printed text reading "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA" is adhered at the interior center back.
Topic
African American
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
2010.6.177
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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