An Edwardian embroidered belt with gilt metal buckle having green, white and violet enamel flowerhead and leaf motifs, likely owned by an active Suffragette. Ornate gilt metal buckle and embroidered belt, adorned with white and violet heart motifs, green/pink flowerhead’s and leaves, all in enamel, three leaves and one flowerhead missing, some darkening to embroidery due to oxidisation of silver thread, evidence of later repairs on verso (reducing the length, perhaps for a child?).
Related items in the University Collections:
- 'Letter from Christabel Pankhurst to Mrs Morrow' 23 November 1913, E2013.35.
- 'The Suffragette: the history of the women’s militant suffrage movement' 1911. London: Gay & Hancock Ltd