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Woman's hat

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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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Carol Noble

French, early 1960s

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 63.5 cm (25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; tulle; feathers (turkey); silk plain weave; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts