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Beret from Black Power era owned by “Bro. Strawther”

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Tan Mai, Vietnamese  Search this
Medium:
thread on wool with vinyl, synthetic fiber and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 5/8 × 9 9/16 × 7 11/16 in. (9.2 × 24.3 × 19.5 cm)
Type:
berets
Place made:
H? Chí Minh, Viet Nam, Asia
Date:
ca. 1970
Description:
A Black Power era beret owned by “Bro. Strawther.” The beret is constructed from black wool felt and edged with a black vinyl rim. Hand embroidered by in white thread on front of the beret is block text that reads, [BRO. STRAWTHER / I'M PROUD / I'M BLACK]. Hand embroidered in black thread on the crown of the hat is Black Power salute fist outlined in white thread. Inside the beret are two manufacturers labels under a plastic sleeve stitched to the interior of the hat. Both labels are gold and red foil and are diamond-shaped. Both labels are partially covered by the embroidery.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black power  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Identity  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.90.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Movement:
Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd576a2d53a-9ef6-404c-89bc-2493d046ec71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.90.2.1