Votes For Women Scarf

$26.00
Votes For Women Scarf

This scarf is a replica of the one that Emily Davison (a campaigner for the Suffragette movement seeking voting rights for women in the UK) attempted to drape over the King's horse at Epsom racecourse in 1913. Emily was hit by the horse, and died later from the injuries sustained, but her heroic gesture has echoed down through the ages. Women gained limited voting rights in 1918 and finally achieved the same rights as men in 1928. This scarf can be worn to show how far women's rights have come but also to remind us that equal treatment and full respect for women are still to be won.

Made from cotton lawn, a plain weave textile designed using fine, high-thread-count yarns, which results in a silky, untextured feel. Measures 16.5in x 68in.