Hatlet

Description:

Hatlet of brown velvet. The open-crown hat is formed of a hollow square with down-turned sides and corners, covered in brown velvet and edged in tiny pearls. "Flying" around the hat are 8 golden stamped metal hummingbirds. One wing of each bird is hinged, allowing movement of the birds as the wearer moves their head. Over all is a brown net veil "capturing" the hummingbirds, with scattered gathers of 4 pearls. The underside is edged in brown grosgrain ribbon, and has two small plastic combs attached to secure hatlet to wearer's head.

Sewn onto the inner ribbon is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
Also sewn onto inner ribbon is hand-written label "917".

Creator(s):
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: 3
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Green-Field, Benjamin B.

Green-Field, Benjamin B. (b. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1898 - d. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1988)

Creator (Manufacturer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1960~
Coverage:
Place
United States - Illinois - Cook County - Chicago
Date
1960~  
Description:

Hatlet of brown velvet. The open-crown hat is formed of a hollow square with down-turned sides and corners, covered in brown velvet and edged in tiny pearls. "Flying" around the hat are 8 golden stamped metal hummingbirds. One wing of each bird is hinged, allowing movement of the birds as the wearer moves their head. Over all is a brown net veil "capturing" the hummingbirds, with scattered gathers of 4 pearls. The underside is edged in brown grosgrain ribbon, and has two small plastic combs attached to secure hatlet to wearer's head.

Sewn onto the inner ribbon is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
Also sewn onto inner ribbon is hand-written label "917".

Note:

Researching this hat discovered a photograph of Mr. Green-field and 4 ballet dancers, one of whom is wearing a similar style hat.

Physical Description:

Measurements: 14 x 15 cm. without net; 10 cm. from base of brim to highest tip of bird wing.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1983.009.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc87028
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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