Black velvet fascinator with beaded decoration from Mae's Millinery Shop

Attributed to
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1941-1994
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Power of Place
Medium
velvet, beads, faille
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 in. (13.3 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)
Description
Black velvet fascinator decorated with silver and faux pearl beads attributed to Mae Reeves. It is shaped with a wide front that turns downward and is open at the top back where the sides meet without closing completely. The interior is made from a stiff material with wire around the edges. The top is faced in black velvet with rows of silver seed beads and round faux pearl beads sewn around the front and along the sides and back. Pairs of silver seed beads are scattered across the center top. The fascinator is lined in black faille. There are no labels.
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
fascinators
Topic
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
2016.48.31
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd535ee77b7-a680-4fd7-8a83-f3ac4f59a08e
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