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Design attributed to Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972)
Object Place: Paris, France
Center back: 63.5 cm (25 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin weave; tulle; feathers (turkey); silk plain weave; plastic
Not On View
Small round black satin cap with large trailing cluster of black feathers at center back. Interior is lined with black tulle with black ribbon around the inside edge. There is a plastic comb at the center front and three small loops (one on each side and at center back).
1960s, purchased by Ms. Caulfield-Hamilton, CA from Balenciaga, Paris; 2009, purchased from Caulfield-Hamilton by Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; purchased by MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Carol Noble