I fully intended this shibori piece to be GWV - green wine violet - but somehow the wine is missing. The suffragettes would approve - not only were many suffragettes closely aligned with the temperance movement but, as I'm often reminded by the BBC program The Antiques Roadshow, the Women's Social and Political Union adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green: purple symbolising dignity, white for purity, and green for hope. These colours were also often used in jewellery in the late 19th century. It is a popular myth that the colours were green, white and violet, in order to spell GWV as an acronym for 'Give Women Votes'* but I still like the fresh colour combination.
*See Suffragette Jewelry, Or Is It? Dispelling Myths and Ms-conceptions.
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