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Curtain - 'Honeysuckle'

'Honeysuckle'

  • Object:

    Curtain

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris & Co. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton with silk embroidery

  • Museum number:

    T.262-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Curtain of linen printed with William Morris' 'Honeysuckle' design. The ground block print is in brown on natural with outline hand embroidery in blue, gold, orange, peach, purple and yellow silks.

The fabric design shows large honeysuckle flowers and branches over a subsidiary all-over background pattern of palm-like foliage. The embroidery in long and short stitches covers only part of the print, worked on the main flower heads in orange, peach, yellow and purple, large leaves in green and the smaller leaves in gold, blue (now faded from green) and yellow.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1876 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris & Co. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton with silk embroidery

Marks and inscriptions

'MORRIS AND COMPANY 449 OXFORD STREET'
Stamped on selvedges

'8-LEFT'
In ink on top left hand corner

Dimensions

Length: 56 in, Width: 107.5 in maximum, Width: 109.5 in minimum, Weight: 1.56 kg

Descriptive line

Embroidered curtain of printed linen, 'Honeysuckle', made by Morris & Co, England, 1876

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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