Gold turban style hat with large bird pin from Mae's Millinery Shop

Designed by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
hat: synthetic fiber and lace;
pin: metal and rhinestones
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (18.4 x 21.6 x 19.7 cm)
Type
hats
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A gold turban style hat (a) with a gold bird pin (b) designed by Mae Reeves. The hat is round with no brim and angles slightly upward at the center front. It is made from gold metallic fabric that is gathered and draped to resemble a turban. The interior is lined in gold net lace. A white fabric label with black printed text is adhered at the interior center back that reads "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
The pin (b) is attached to the center front of the hat. It is a gold metal peacock with silver and green rhinestone decorations.
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.20ab
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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