Mini Button Beret with black and white silk flower and red ostrich quills
Where and how is it used?
This delightful hat can be worn on the head to Ascot, cocktail parties or to a wedding to make ladies look marvellous
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
It is made fromrecycled vintage material. The Milliner used her grandmother's old skirt which makes it unique and a one off peice.
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
Materials & Making
Who made or produced your commodity?
Rivka Jacobs a Local Milliner from Exeter
Who was paid to make it?
What skills does it take to make it?
Where was it made?
Fore Street Exeter
What does it cost to make it?
Not answered yet
What is it made from?
2. Ostritch Quills:
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Who or what assesses its quality?
Where is it sold?
Rivka Jacobs Millinery Fore Street Exeter
Who or what sells it?
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
You purchase it directly from where it is made
Where is it used?
Ascot, cocktail parties, weddings
Where is it kept?
on your head or in a hat box
How and by whom is it cared for?
The person who bought it
How long will it last?
it will last as long as the person cares for it
Where will it go when it's finished with?
maybe passed on to someone else
What is it worth?
Not answered yet
How do you and others value this commodity?
See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.
|Total times valued||2|
|Controversy||67.75 (0 = most controversial)|
What do these numbers mean?
This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.
Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?
Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.
(Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)
The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.
Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
(Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued
Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.
How do you value this commodity?To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
Questions and answers
Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.
Hello my name is Lizzie, I’m your commodity consultant for today.
My favourite hat it this one here -
It is a knitted cream hat with, what I have always thought of, a polar bear on it. I bought it from River Island around six or so years ago for around £12.99 with my friend who bought a black knitted one with a neon pink heart and bunny ears. It may not look like much and I'm certainly to old to be wearing it now. It is my favourite hat as I have lots of memories of snow days from school in it and wore it to Tar Barrels whilst at University (http://www.otterytarbarrels.co.uk)
Is this your favourite hat?
Your hat has really intrigued me so I have done some research on the red ostrich quills and here is what I found...
Here is a video on how to colour feathers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuUsHwpr_Sw
Also here is a video on how to curl ostrich feathers into interesting shapes for fancy hats like your own - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqbqZtPaCo
I've also found a link that tells you some information about ostrich feathers, I found it particularly interesting how you could tell whether your feather came from a male or a female ostrich based on its shape - http://world-ostrich.org/products/feather/
Thank you for your excellent question,