1955 Bes-Ben Pillbox hat in off-white and pink brocade. The conical crown with flattened top is made of brocade fabric with flowers and butterflies in off-whites, gray/greens, and pinks on a grayish ground. On the right side of the hat is a large bow made of strips of the brocade backed in a gray/blue. Center of bow is encircled with a band of gray beads, with a matching band of beads at base of hat. The hat has a light tan veil. Made in Chicago.
Bes-Ben 'Horse Head' hat | United States, ca. 1967-1968 | Black velvet slightly domed hat with eight standing ribs edged with black beads. Between each rib is an embroidered white horse head | Emerging from the crown, where the ribs meet is an embroidered brown horse head | Black veil