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Navy blue hatlet with dark blue net veil| Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | United States, 1955 | The hatlet is composed of a small square or diamond shaped skullcap of dark blue mesh overlaid with dark blue braid appliques in scrolling forms decorated with french knots | Around the four sides are further triangular shaped appliques, wired along the edges, to stand up around the crown | University of North Texas

Navy blue hatlet with dark blue net veil

Bes-Ben fruit basket hat entirely covered in raffia baskets containing grapes, lemons, cherries, apples, and flowers. Green veil | Made in Chicago, United States

Bes-Ben fruit basket hat entirely covered in raffia baskets containing grapes, lemons, cherries, apples, and flowers.

Lacquered black straw pillbox hat | United States, 1960 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) |  | The cylindrical crown is slightly domed, the sides slightly convex | Embellished with a single large faceted black plastic button "jewel" attached at side. The whole is overlaid with black net/veil, with scattered spherical black beads sewn to the net/veil | University of North Texas

Lacquered black straw pillbox hat | United States, 1960 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | | The cylindrical crown is slightly domed, the sides slightly convex | Embellished with a single large faceted black plastic button "jewel" attached at side. The whole is overlaid with black net/veil, with scattered spherical black beads sewn to the net/veil | University of North Texas

Bes-Ben hat from the personal collection of Jay Ann Knox (c) J Knox

Bes-Ben hat from the personal collection of Jay Ann Knox (c) J Knox

Woman's hat (side view) | United States, circa 1966-1968 | Designed by Benjamin Green-Field (American, 1897-1989).

Woman's hat (side view) | United States, circa 1966-1968 | Designed by Benjamin Green-Field (American, 1897-1989).

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Bes-Ben grape bunch hat, Swathed in red silk topped w/ 5 bunches pearl colored grape clusters.

Hatlet of brown plastic tubing. Brown net veil | United States, 1960 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | The shallow, dished crown has four large bows of the same tubing spaced along the edges, with the 'ends' pointing upwards |  University of North Texas

Hatlet of brown plastic tubing.

White plastic/vinyl tubbing hatlet | United States, 1960 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | The hat is formed as an openwork ring with overlapping/crossing ends. Applied to the ring are three large bows made of the same tubing, set so that the trailing ribbons point upwards | University of North Texas

White plastic/vinyl tubbing hatlet | United States, 1960 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | The hat is formed as an openwork ring with overlapping/crossing ends. Applied to the ring are three large bows made of the same tubing, set so that the trailing ribbons point upwards | University of North Texas

Black plastic tubing hatlet overlaid with black net veiling | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field  (Bes-Ben) | United States, 1955 | Formed as an open circular crown, the hatlet is composed of three sections of black tubing shaped as crescents, attached at points | University of North Texas

Black plastic tubing hatlet overlaid with black net veiling

Hatlet of black velvet with beads and cut-steel butterflies. Black velvet hatlet, the slightly domed openwork crown formed by three "teardrop" shapes of black velvet edged with black beads, connected at the points, and connected at bottom edges with short curved black velvet "bridges" also edged with black beads. In each of the teardrop sections is set a large black stamped metal "cut steel" style butterfly. Evidence of black net veil, now missing. Interior ...

Hatlet of black velvet with beads and cut-steel butterflies. Black velvet hatlet, the slightly domed openwork crown formed by three "teardrop" shapes of black velvet edged with black beads, connected at the points, and connected at bottom edges with short curved black velvet "bridges" also edged with black beads. In each of the teardrop sections is set a large black stamped metal "cut steel" style butterfly. Evidence of black net veil, now missing. Interior ...

Beaded openwork hatlet | United States, 1960-1965 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | Hatlet in calotte style formed as an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened mesh completely covered in small brown beads | Around the lower edge of the skullcap are protruding sections, shaped as stylized lobed leaves, covered with same brown beads and with many stiffened loops of smaller brown beads | University of North Texas

Beaded openwork hatlet | United States, 1960-1965 | Designer: Benjamin B. Green-Field (Bes-Ben) | Hatlet in calotte style formed as an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened mesh completely covered in small brown beads | Around the lower edge of the skullcap are protruding sections, shaped as stylized lobed leaves, covered with same brown beads and with many stiffened loops of smaller brown beads | University of North Texas

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