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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
Medium:
Hat: satin, faille, metal, and rhinestones;
Scarf: satin
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
scarves (costume accessories)
hats
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
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.
Topic:
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:
2016.48.7.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
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/fd5f8ffdc7e-8495-474f-b9cf-63c331947d31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.7.1-.2