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Woman's hat

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Large, bubble-shaped hat with allover abstracted floral pattern formed by concentric bands of white and black synthetic braid, with inserts of black velvet at front, black synthetic net foundation. Labeled: "Flirtette Creation, New York."


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

Credit Line

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

American, mid–1960s


Diameter: 533.4 mm (21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

plastic braid and cotton velvet; synthetic net (foundation)


Textiles and Fashion Arts