'New Dawn' - Suffragette Purple Pin
Purchase a piece of British history
Celebrate the Suffragettes with this beautiful pin handcrafted in London
The imagery on this pin is inspired by the Parliamentary scrolls on which the Representation of the People Act is written upon and is from the 'New Dawn' jewellery collection commissioned by The Houses of Parliament in 2016 & 2018. The design is resist printed onto aluminum by hand then dyed a vibrant purple. The alumnium is polished to give it a shiny surface prior to printing and is completely colourfast.
This pin is the perfect gift for a history hungry feminist. Purple is one of the colours associated with the most recognised suffragette - Emmilene Pankhurst. Also widely recognised as a feminist colour, purple signified loyalty and dignity to the suffragettes and featured, alongside white and green, on all of their organisation's banners whilst they campaigned for emancipation.
Materials: Printed and dyed aluminium with a sterling silver pin and stopper.
Size: Disk approx 23mm in diametre with a 6cm pin.
Gift Box: This pin comes in the same beautiful white gift box that originally accompanied purchases from the launch of 'New Dawn' at the Houses of Parliament shop.
Shipping: Free UK delivery. Free shipping to North America & Canada on orders over £40.00
Made in London
Due to the hand made nature of this product colours may vary slightly from the photograph shown.
The Story of the 'New Dawn'Suffragette Pin
Sally Lees was commissioned in 2016 to create a collection of jewellery to accompany the installation of 'New Dawn', a light sculpture by Mary Branson to celebrate women's suffrage. Read about the commission on Sally's blog
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