Inspired by the royal seal printed on this vintage Cerebos Salt tin; awarded to the Queen's most favoured tradesmen, 'Salt Marching' takes it's name from the 'Salt March' to Dandi, which was an important part of the Indian Independence Movement that began on 12 March 1930.
Based upon Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's principles of nonviolent protests called 'satyagraha'; which he loosely translates as 'truth-force', this protest was held against the British salt monopoly in colonial India. Gandhi led the 24-day, 240-mile tax resistance march, breaking the salt laws on 5 April 1930, where growing numbers of Indians joined him along the way, sparking large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws.
This campaign received worldwide news coverage and had
a significant effect on the changing world and British attitudes towards Indian independence. The Indian National Congress chose 'satyagraha' as their main tactic for winning Indian independence from British rule, appointing Gandhi to organise the campaign to fight social and political injustice.
* The title and the story of this piece is rolled, in a scroll, and is accessible from within the sculpture.
Dimensions: H106cm x W33cm x D33cm
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Cerebos Salt Tin,
Vintage Copper Jelly Mould,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Vintage Copper Funnel,
Vintage Oil Lamp Holder,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
Vintage Velvet Bow Tie,
Vintage Musical Sheets,
8 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Golf Ball Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
Copper Pipe, Brass Stop Ends & Copper Olive,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
Please be advised:
Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.
As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.
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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.