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Bes Ben Exotic Beaded Hat & Original Box

SO EXOTIC!    Bes-Ben hat WITH the original hat box.   Vintage 1950's, by the famous Mad Hatter of Chicago.  Wildly colorful, done in the style of the India textiles known as "Sisha", with delightful and charming tiny mirrors sewn into the linen fabric.  Tiny colored wooden beads, and embroidery too!    Trimmed with 3 large "bows" of plastic tubing in primary colors of red, blue and yellow, with green.  Embellished with black "cage" veiling done as a face veil for an added sultry effect.   Can be worn tilted or back on the head.  Quite the unique hat indeed!  Well....Would you expect any less from Ben?
 
Vintage is 1950's.  Comes with the original Bes Ben Hat Box as shown.   His boxes are almost as sought after as his hats, and it is quite rare to find  a hat still with its box.
 
A hat very much like this one (but with no bows or veiling) is shown in the forefront of the official website of the Bes-Ben, Benjamin B. Green-field Foundation.  If you get a moment, please check out their wonderful website.
 
 Excellent condition, possibly never worn, or worn once and then very well stored.  Clean, fresh and with no flaws to note.  Veiling has no breaks or tears.  The hat has no fading or wear, no soiling or flaws.  The Hat box, as shown clearly in the photos, has quite a bit of color fading and shows  wear, etc,  but is intact. 
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