Hatlet

Description:

Sculptural hatlet of white beads and floral plaques. The hatlet is formed of a 4 cm. wide strip of stiffened mesh that curves around the head and forms a modified figure 8, with an additional extending loop. The surface of the mesh is covered in circular plastic (?) plaques 3.5 cm. in diameter cast with a floral relief pattern. The space between the plaques and on the edges of the hatlet are covered in tiny white spherical beads. Inner side of the hatlet is lined in stiff white mesh and edged in a thin strip of off-white velvet, and has a section with a wider, larger velvet lining. Possibly a wedding headpiece.

Designer's label inside hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois

Creator(s): Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Location(s): United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Creation Date: 1955  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1955
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Date
1955  
Description:

Sculptural hatlet of white beads and floral plaques. The hatlet is formed of a 4 cm. wide strip of stiffened mesh that curves around the head and forms a modified figure 8, with an additional extending loop. The surface of the mesh is covered in circular plastic (?) plaques 3.5 cm. in diameter cast with a floral relief pattern. The space between the plaques and on the edges of the hatlet are covered in tiny white spherical beads. Inner side of the hatlet is lined in stiff white mesh and edged in a thin strip of off-white velvet, and has a section with a wider, larger velvet lining. Possibly a wedding headpiece.

Designer's label inside hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".

Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois

Physical Description:

Measurements: 22 cm. from front to back; 18 cm. from side to side; 12 cm. high at highest point.

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Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1982.002.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc38086
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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