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Woman's hat

American
about 1950
Designed by Longchamps Beret de Luxe Transberet, Inc.


Dimensions

Diameter: 533.4 mm (21 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2166

Medium or Technique

Wool felt, embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Beige wool felt beret trimmed with cream silk embroidery in pattern of concentric loops, resembling a spider’s web. Stamped label: “Made in England. Longchamps - Beret De Luxe. Transberet, Inc., 417 Fifth Avenue, New York, 100% Pure Wool”.

Provenance

Purchased and worn by donor's mother, Mary Martuscello. Inherited by Lucille Spagnuolo. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Lucille Spagnuolo and Fran Martuscello in memory of Mary Martuscello