Bugler Girl Suffragette Tea Towel by the Radical T towel company
Bugler Girl Tea Towel – the iconic image of the suffragette clarion call for sisters to unite!
The Bugler Girl Suffragette Tea Towel shows the striking image is taken from a 1908 poster design by Caroline Marsh Watts. The figure of The Bugler Girl came to represent the National Union of Womens’ Suffrage Societies in the ongoing struggle for the vote.
This image of the ‘Bugler Girl’- or ‘Clarion Girl’ resonated with many and the design was originally used on a poster to advertise the NUWSS (National Union of Womens Suffrage Societies) awesome march/procession in London on 13 June 1908.
The NUWSS wished to make it extremely clear that the militant imagery of the ‘Bugler Girl’ didn’t represent a violent organisation. As a member of the NUWSS governing-council is quoted as saying;
‘Our Bugler Girl carries her bugle and her banner; her sword is sheathed by her side; it is there, but not drawn, and if it were drawn, it would not be the sword of the flesh, but of the spirit. For ours is not a warfare against men, but against evil..’
Start trumpeting your feminism from the rooftops!
Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48 x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max.
|Dimensions||30 × 25 × 2 cm|