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Textile, Tulip and Rose, 1893

This is a Textile. It was designed by William Morris and manufactured by Morris & Co.. It is dated 1893 and we acquired it in 1964. Its medium is cotton warp, silk wefts and its technique is 1/7 twill with complementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

At a time when it was fashionable to plant rare, exotic species, Morris believed that native and naturalized British plants, trees, and flowers, such as roses and tulips, were enough to create a beautiful composition. Both his garden and textile designs
drew inspiration from medieval and Tudor-style patterning and motifs. In Tulip and Rose, the flowers’ pattern of growth appears as organic strapwork.

This object was donated by Mrs. James M. Breed. It is credited Gift of Mrs. James M. Breed.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 217.2 x 66 cm (85 1/2 x 26 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Tulip and Rose, 1893; Designed by William Morris (British, 1834–1896); England; cotton warp, silk wefts; H x W: 217.2 x 66 cm (85 1/2 x 26 in.); Gift of Mrs. James M. Breed; 1964-18-3

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