Ochre colored rolled brim suede hat with feathers 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
suede and feather
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12 3/8 x 16 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (31.4 x 41.3 x 39.1 cm)
Description
Oval hat with a high crown and a rolled brim designed by Mae Reeves and made with orange-red suede tape sewn in concentric circles. Ochre-colored feathers fill the space betwen the upper side of the brim and the crown. There is an interior hat band made from orange-red grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back of the interior band that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
Place collected
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
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.213.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ea958b72-ebd1-423c-8aa8-7bd352a82708
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