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Designed by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Worn by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Hat: satin, faille, metal, and rhinestones;
Scarf: satin
H x W x D (.1): 4 1/2 × 6 3/4 × 8 in. (11.4 × 17.1 × 20.3 cm)
L x W (.2 flat): 44 × 10 3/4 in. (111.8 × 27.3 cm)
scarves (costume accessories)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Pink turban style hat with jeweled decoration (.1) designed by Mae Reeves with coordinating pink scarf (.2). The hat (.1) is made from a stiff material faced in three shades of pink satin fabric, the darker shades forming the top and upper sides, with a lighter shade on the bottom sides. The fabric is draped and sewn to resemble the folds of a turban. The bottom of the hat is not straight, the sides are longer than the center front and center back. A rhinestone and metal floral design accessory in pink and red is hand sewn to the center front of the hat. The interior is lined with pale peach faille, with a band of red grosgrain ribbon trimming the interior opening. A white fabric label with black printed text is adhered to the interior center back that reads "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
The scarf (.2) is made from a length of dark pink satin. The selvedges form the long sides, with the short sides cut and the fabric unraveled to make short, tight fringe. There are no labels.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  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:
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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture