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Created by:
DODY, Guadeloupean, founded 1973  Search this
Medium:
cotton, paper, and adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 1/2 × 10 × 10 1/2 in. (24.1 × 25.4 × 26.7 cm)
Type:
headdresses
Place made:
Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia
Date:
2015
Description:
A plaid headdress formed into a traditional Guadeloupian style. The red, blue, yellow, and white woven Madras style plaid cotton is formed and heat-set into a fixed structure with a portion rolled and gathered to fit over the crown of the head like a cap, and a decorative accordion-pleated fan reaching from ear to ear over the top of the head. The cap has a layer of medium-weight paper between the facing and lining Madras fabric to provide extra support. The raw edges of the fabric are hot-glued on the interior of the cap. A knot at the center back cap portion is also hot-glued, as is the back edge of the knot at the base of the fan. A manufacturer's tag reading "DODY" in white on a plaid ground is attached with a plastic tag to the proper left side of the fan near the cap.
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joanne Hyppolite
Object number:
2015.153
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d15d472c-4cac-40cb-a2da-8351b868a20f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.153