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Woman's hat

Beige felt hat with long beige silk scarf, brass grommet, gold rickrack and lace around interior, red grosgrain ribbon with rhinestones attached to ribbon. Labeled: "Bonwit Teller/ Brigitte/ body made in Italy/ Camel 810 42 9602x/ $65.00 marked down to $30.00"


Inherited by the donor, Edward Shumsky, from his mother, Violet Manno Shumsky on November 11, 2005; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Violet Manno Shumsky through her estate

American, 1960s


Overall: 15.2 x 58.4 cm (6 x 23 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool felt, brass and silk plain weave (chiffon)


Textiles and Fashion Arts