Change Author / Owner : Wide brimmed slouch hat with pink ribbon from Mae's Millinery Shop
Wide-brimmed slouch hat designed by Mae Reeves with a high round crown made from a dupioni cream silk printed with geometric shapes in pink, grey, rust, and olive tones. A wide pink grosgrain ribbon hat band has two tails that extend below the brim at the center back of the hat. The underside of the brim is also faced in the printed dupioni silk. Both the crown and the brim are shaped with buckram, and a length of wire is attached inside the outer fabric layers around the edge of the brim. The crown of the hat is lined with pink synthetic fabric. An ivory fabric designer label with black printed text is adhered to the center back interior of the crown that reads: "Mae Reeves / OF / PHILADELPHIA".
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