Women's hat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-191386

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

Descriptive Terms

hats
silk (textile)
netting (process)
cotton (textile)
Hat

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P969

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Headwear

Dimensions

4 6/16 (H), 6 5/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1389