‘For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather.’
The quotation on this wash bag is from Christina Rossetti's poem 'Goblin Market'. Rossetti (1830-1894), was considered by many to be the greatest female poet of the 19th-century. At a time when women were largely expected to be seen, not heard, she made her mark, influencing many poets and writers that followed. Although ambivalent about women’s suffrage itself, sisterhood and solidarity were an important part of her values. Rossetti was opposed to slavery (ongoing in the American South), cruelty to animals (animal experimentation was very common at the time), and the exploitation of girls in under-age prostitution. Her empathy and compassion for her fellow sisters, humans, and living creatures are attitudes we can all endeavour to adopt.
The design is based on the painting 'L'orage' by William Adolphe Bouguereau.
This wash bag would make a brilliant bathroom accessory for friends and family who love literature! With its sturdy lining it would also make a great pencil case.