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The colour scheme and graceful droop of long ostrich feathers render them the most remarkable element of this high, narrow brimmed hat. The delicate individual feathers were knotted to each other by hand, while silk velvet and silk gauze were laid in folds and mounted around the frame of the hat. A sculptural gimped yarn lace offsets the crown. Such headwear suited the slim lines of modern street costumes.

Details

  • Title: Women's Hat with Ostrich Feather Trim
  • Creator: Modehaus Gerstel
  • Date: ca. 1910
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: 1938, William Budzinski collection, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Proof of manufacture: M. Gerstel, Berlin, gold print on hat interior
  • Place of origin: Berlin, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h24 x d34 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Hat
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Grey silk velvet, silver gauze, silver-grey gimped metal filament lace, ostrich feathers woven in shades of grey, silk taffeta

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