Beaded collar from Mae's Millinery Shop

Manufactured by
Baare Beards, Inc.
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
beads, rhinestones, and satin with metal fastener
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 1/8 x 11 x 3/8 in. (15.6 x 27.9 x 1 cm)
Type
collars (neckwear)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Pale peach faux pearl and silver rhinestone collar from Mae's Millinery Shop. The beads and rhinestones are attached to a peach satin ground fabric with a stylized floral bud design along the bottom edge. The facing side is completely covered in beading so that the fabric is not visible. The collar is backed in the same peach satin and closes with one (1) metal hook-and-eye at the center front. A fabric label is sewn at the verso center with brown embroidered text reading "Hand Made / a "Top Hit" fashion / BAARE BEARDS, INC. / JAPAN".
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
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
2016.48.51.1
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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