View: on stand
Object Place: Paris, France
Overall (with plumes): 27 x 30 x 33 cm (10 5/8 x 11 13/16 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Rayon, ostrich feathers, buckram
Out on Loan
On display at Saint Louis Art Museum, February 12, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Woman’s riding hat. Black rayon on buckram foundation; brim with upturned sides and 2 black ostrich plumes on left side. Grosgrain hatband, headband and binding; elastic strap. Label: “Jeanne Lanvin, 22, Foubourg St. Honore, Paris.”
The fabric of the hat has a rayon warp and silk weft; the hat ribbon has a rayon warp and cotton weft. In each of these materials, the warp yarn conceals the thicker plied weft yarn that forms the rib. The buckram lining is linen.
Given as apparatus in 1966.
Gift of Miss Agnes Mongan
Reproduced with permission.