Rare Edwardian Suffragette hats
Some years ago, I had the most magnificent and huge Edwardian hat in Suffragette colours. It would have been worn by a lady of high society and must have been rare indeed. It went to a museum in the south of England, and I was thrilled for it! As I grew up in the 1950's and 60's, the Suffragette's, along with the far later Dagenham women, formed my view of women in society and the struggle they had to make their voices heard, even at the time I was born. Since then, interest
Slip-ping back into the 17th Century again!
The image above is taken from 'English Embroideries', by Mary M Brooks. Ashmolean Handbooks/Jonathan Home Publications 2004. Example 15: 'A Pastoral Scene' Pages 64-65. [This book is simply essential if you are interested in the study of 17th Century embroidery.] It shows a panel of the mid to late 17th Century, measuring approximately 33 x 45 cm and held in the Ashmolean Museum. For the purpose of this blog, we need to focus on the border, rather than the central countryside