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Scarf

ca. 1910 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This silk scarf, which features the slogan 'Votes for Women' and the colours green, purple and white, was probably connected to the Women's Social and Political Union, or the WSPU. This British women's suffrage group operated between 1903 and 1917, in 1908 adopting their green, purple and white colour scheme that was used on a wide range of items including sashes, badges and banners. By this time members of this women-only organisation were referred to as, and referred to themselves as, suffragettes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven and printed silk, satin weave and roller printing
Brief Description
Commemorative silk satin weave scarf, slogan produced using roller printing reads 'Votes for Women', Britain, ca. 1910
Physical Description
Commemorative silk satin weave scarf with purple, green and white vertical stripes. Ends plain white silk with the slogan 'Votes for Women' in green and purple letters produced using roller printing.
Dimensions
  • Length: 210cm
  • Width: 41cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Votes for Women
Credit line
Given by G.Brett, Esq.
Subject depicted
Summary
This silk scarf, which features the slogan 'Votes for Women' and the colours green, purple and white, was probably connected to the Women's Social and Political Union, or the WSPU. This British women's suffrage group operated between 1903 and 1917, in 1908 adopting their green, purple and white colour scheme that was used on a wide range of items including sashes, badges and banners. By this time members of this women-only organisation were referred to as, and referred to themselves as, suffragettes.
Collection
Accession Number
T.20-1946

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record createdJuly 12, 2004
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