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  SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON IN YELLOW & WHITE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT AND A SATIN RIBBON ROSETTE, 1910-1915

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 13" x 32"
Flag Size (H x L): 4" x 22.75"
Description....:
Section of wide silk ribbon, of the type often worn as a sash, in yellow and white with black printed text that reads "Votes for Women." Made for the Suffragette movement, ribbon of this sort was sold by length and employed for whatever use the purchaser desired. Sometimes it was undoubtedly affixed around a hat or worn as an armband. This probably decorated a fanciful hat and is accompanied by a satin ribbon rosette, also yellow in color. A scattering of small pin holes can be seen, where the ends of the textile were bound at either end.

American suffrage items were generally yellow and white, though there was a myriad of organizations and some distinguished themselves through the use of different colors. Many of the sashes or sash ribbons I encounter are violet and green, made specifically for one of the New York groups (Women’s Political Union). Yellow and white examples are actually more scarce and I find them more attractive.

Mounting: The textile was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by masters degree trained staff. We take great care in the mounting and presentation of flags and have preserved thousands of examples; more than anyone worldwide.

The background is 100% cotton twill, black in color. The mount was then placed in a modern frame with a finish that is very dark brown, nearly black, with red with a red undertone and highlights, to which a black-painted and hand-gilded Italian molding was added as a cap. The glazing is U.V. protective acrylic. Feel free to contact us for more details.

Condition: There is extremely minor staning, but the overall condition is excellent.
Collector Level: Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts
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Earliest Date of Origin: 1910
Latest Date of Origin: 1920
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Price: SOLD
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