Woman's hat

late 20th century
Gwenn Pennington (American)

Object Place: United States


Height x Width (20cm x 29cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Feathers (peacock?); tulle; metal; cotton knit; velvet

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black hat covered by black feathers (peacock?) that surround the top of the hat beginning at a central point at the crown of the hat and falling around the sides. Interior consists of a square piece of stiffened fabric that has stiffened feathers that support the construction of this hat. Stiffened cotton knit in intersecting rows boreders the velvet covered wire which gives the interior structured feathers the support needed to prob the hat on the wearer’s head. INTERIOR LABEL “GWENN PENNINGTON: EXCLUSIVE”


By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.