Wooden hat mallet used by Yvonne DeVigne

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
DeVigne, Yvonne Berry, American, 1914 - 2004
Medium
wood, paper or rawhide
Dimensions
10 × 3 1/2 × 1 9/16 in. (25.4 × 8.9 × 4 cm)
Type
mallets (tools)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-20th century
Description
A wooden mallet used to shape and work hats owned by Yvonne DeVigne. The head of the mallet is cylindrical and covered in paper or rawhide. The handle of the mallet is carved wood. The handle narrows to a peg at the end that is inserted through the mallet head. Overall the mallet is well worn from use.
Topic
Business
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
2014.272.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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