Red velvet pleated turban made by Yvonne DeVigne, with hat stand

Created by
DeVigne, Yvonne Berry, American, 1914 - 2004
Medium
wood, plastic, metal, velvet
Dimensions
Hat & Stand: 8 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (21 × 24.1 × 24.1 cm)
Type
hat stands
hats
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid 20th century
Description
2014.272.3.1 (Hat): A red turban hat made by Yvonne DeVigne. The hat is made of pleated velvet fabric wrapped over itself and fixed with a long vertical stitch at the back. There are three hat pins, two topped with black plastic balls and the third with a silver colored ball. The interior has not been examined as the hat cannot be removed from the stand.
2014.272.3.2 (Hat Stand): A rounded wooden hat stand supporting a red turban hat. The stand is made of two pieces and there are three holes in the bottom of the base. The largest is approximately 1 1/2" in diameter and the two smaller holes are 5/8" in diameter. The entirety of the hat stand has not been examined as the hat cannot be removed from the stand.
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Craftsmanship
Fashion
Local and regional
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gaston L. DeVigne, III in memory of his parents Gaston L. DeVigne, II and Yvonne B. DeVigne
Object number
2014.272.3.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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