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Woman's "wig" hat

Close-fitting hat of light blue feathers forming a helmut-like shape that resembles a close-cropped hair cut of the early 1960s. Formed on a light-colored knit base and lined with white net. An interior wire holds the shape of the edges. Trimmed with white grosgrain ribbon on the interior....

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2006, purchased from Maine estate by Katy Kane, New Hope, PA; purchased from Katy Kane by the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

American, about 1962

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Feathers; silk (?) knit; grosgrain ribbon; synthetic net; wire


Textiles and Fashion Arts