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Carpet - Redcar

Redcar

  • Object:

    Carpet

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1881 (designed)
    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knotted cotton warp with mohair, camel hair and woollen pile and jute binding wefts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Thomas Glass

  • Museum number:

    T.3-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pale coloured carpet with camel ground and pastel detailing. 28 knots to the square inch.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1881 (designed)
early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knotted cotton warp with mohair, camel hair and woollen pile and jute binding wefts

Dimensions

Weight: 63 kg Weighed on roller, Width: 3736 mm Top edge, Width: 3608 mm Bottom edge, Length: 2469 mm Proper right, Length: 2474 mm Proper left

Object history note

Designed by William Morris in 1881, originally made at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, this version woven in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive line

Redcar Carpet, designed by William Morris, 1881; this version woven early twentieth century. Hand-knotted cotton warp with mohair, camel hair and woollen pilen with jute binding wefts; 28 knots to the square inch.

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

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419

Materials

Camel hair; Mohair; Wool; Jute

Techniques

Knotting

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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