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Sample - Sunflower

Sunflower

  • Object:

    Sample

  • Place of origin:

    Merton Abbey (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-loom jacquard woven wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Linda Parry

  • Museum number:

    T.93-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing sample of hand-loom jacquard woven woollen fabric. The design shows a full width and almost a full length repeat of a pattern of meandering sunflower stems with buds and flowerheads in shades of green and white on a dark green ground. The fabric has an all-over honeycomb texture to the weave.

Place of Origin

Merton Abbey (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
Morris & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-loom jacquard woven wool

Dimensions

Width: 28.75 in, Width: 73 cm, Length: 48.5 in, Length: 123 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/84. This design was Morris & Co pattern number 1879 and was only woven in one colourway.

Descriptive line

Furnishing sample of hand-loom jacquard woven woollen fabric 'Sunflower', designed by J. H. Dearle, made by Morris & Co. at Merton Abbey Works, ca. 1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parry, Linda. William Morris Textiles. 1983, No. 73.

Materials

Wool (textile)

Techniques

Jacquard weaving

Subjects depicted

Sunflower; Flowers

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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