This is a Hat.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
The cloche hat, complementing the bobbed haircuts of the 1920s, was often made of felt that had been molded around a wooden hat block to obtain a shape that was fitted to the head. Cloches featured an array of embellishments including satin bows and rhinestones, as seen here.
It is credited
Lent by Museum of the City of New York.Gift of Miss Mildred Sawyer, 1932, 32.200.1.
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Its dimensions are
Height x width (approx.): 15.2 x 22.9 cm (6 x 9 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.