Mushroom Silk Velvet Casque

Title

Mushroom Silk Velvet Casque

Description

Figure-8 casque made of hard wire wrapped in bias velvet tubing. The frame loops are decorated with velvet leaves that have been partially glued with micro-sequins. The leaves veins are created by heat-pressing the velvet to create fine grooves. The casque is finished with a small velvet bow.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1940-1949

Contributor

Gift from Anonymous Donor

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-2361

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

6" wide; 4.25" deep

Curator Notes

Good condition. There are remains of netting that was probably used once to run hair pins through and to secure the hat. Good condition.

Textile

Silk Velvet

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “Mushroom Silk Velvet Casque,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed July 2, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/561.

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