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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
wool felt and glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (15.2 x 19.7 x 18.4 cm)
Type:
berets
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Black wool felt beret designed by Mae Reeves with hand beading using black bugle beads in meandering three-columned lines interspersed with spirals. Spaces between the bugle bead elements are filled in with black seed beads in a vermicelli pattern. A length of black wool heavily beaded with black seed beads is doubled over and sewn into the fold at the proper left side. The beret has an interior hat band made of red grosgrain ribbon. An ivory fabric designer's label with black printed text is adhered at the center back of the interior band that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number:
2016.48.40.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fde0123a-c0b1-440b-9d9b-c25b902dc182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.40.1