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Furnishing fabric - Lion and Bear

Lion and Bear

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hunter, Edmund, born 1866 - died 1937 (designer)
    St. Edmundsbury Weavers (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool tapestry

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Morton and Co.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric length of woven wool tapestry with alternating wide stripes of green lions and blue bears affronted, behind a brown-on-brown woven framework accented with blue, yellow and green yarn embroidery and yarn tassels. The upper edge of the hanging is accented with blue and green yarn knotwork/built up embroidering in a scrolling design, fabric edged with blue yarn loop fringe.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1910 (made)


Hunter, Edmund, born 1866 - died 1937 (designer)
St. Edmundsbury Weavers (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool tapestry


Width: 128 cm, Length: 256 cm

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Lion and Bear' length of woven wool tapestry, designed by Edmund Hunter, made by St. Edmundsbury Weavers, Great Britain, ca. 1910


Wool (textile)



Subjects depicted

Bears; Lions


Textiles; Religion; Christianity


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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