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Women's hat

2006.44.1389 (RS12565)

Description

Women's Chinese silk hat with embroidered flowers. The hat has no brim, a high crown with straight sides and a slightly rounded top. The top is made of gray brocaded silk with a pleated strip running across the middle. The sides of the crown are made of the same gray silk, but have colorful embroidered flowers and leaves that show a Chinese influenced style. The sides and top are separate pieces and the top is stitched to the inner upper edge of the sides. There is a wire sewn between layers of fabric along the bottom edge of the sides to keep the circular shape. On the underside, there is a piece of white cotton fabric sewn on around the bottom edge serving as a sweat band. The interior is lined with a stiff, heavily starched white net material to hold the hats shape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
netting (process)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Headwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Hat
hats
netting (process)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
4 6/16 (H), 6 5/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1389
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
191386

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