thread on wool with vinyl, synthetic fiber and plastic
H x W: 3 5/8 × 9 9/16 × 7 11/16 in. (9.2 × 24.3 × 19.5 cm)
H? Chí Minh, Viet Nam, Asia
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.