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Designed by:
Kate Mack, French, born 1971  Search this
Created by:
Pep's, French, founded 1963  Search this
Medium:
cotton and polyester blend cloth, synthetic hair braids, wood, metal, and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (open): 39 3/8 × 39 3/8 × 39 3/8 in. (100 × 100 × 100 cm)
H x W (closed): 36 5/8 × 14 3/16 in. (93 × 36 cm)
Type:
umbrellas
Place made:
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Date:
2003
Description:
Black cotton and polyester blend fabric umbrella embroidered with faux human hair braids designed by Kate Mack. The custom made umbrella has a wooden shaft and metal spokes painted black. The tip of the shaft and the ends of the spokes are capped in black plastic. The body is made from medium weight black cotton and polyester blend fabric. It is covered all over in braids of black faux human hair embroidered to the fabric in a vermicelli design. The curved handle is also covered in the black braided faux human hair.
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Identity  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.81.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kate Mack
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Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56c9a27a5-e078-4539-8bf5-3eaac047a152
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.81.2