Hatlet

Description:

Embroidered hatlet. Formed of two hollow teardrop shapes overlaid on each other and edged with tiny gold beads. The shapes are covered in light green satin with is heavily embroidered with flowers and leaves in red, blue, greens, yellow, brown, purple/lavender. At back of hat is a sculptural bow of the same materials, edged in gold beads and with a quadruple strand of the beads at the "knot". Overall is a brown net veil with attached embroidered pieces matching the embroidery on the hatlet. The hatlet is lined in brown knit, with a plastic comb attached at each side to secure hat to wearer's head.

Sewn into lining is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.

Creator(s): Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Location(s): United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Creation Date: 1960  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 72
Past 30 days: 16
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1960
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Date
1960  
Description:

Embroidered hatlet. Formed of two hollow teardrop shapes overlaid on each other and edged with tiny gold beads. The shapes are covered in light green satin with is heavily embroidered with flowers and leaves in red, blue, greens, yellow, brown, purple/lavender. At back of hat is a sculptural bow of the same materials, edged in gold beads and with a quadruple strand of the beads at the "knot". Overall is a brown net veil with attached embroidered pieces matching the embroidery on the hatlet. The hatlet is lined in brown knit, with a plastic comb attached at each side to secure hat to wearer's head.

Sewn into lining is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.

Physical Description:

15 x 15 cm. without veil; 5.5 cm. from base of brim to highest point of bow.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1981.009.004
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc38070
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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