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Carpet sample - Artichoke

Artichoke

  • Object:

    Carpet sample

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1875-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company (manufacturer)
    Morris & Co. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-woven wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by S. Franses Ltd

  • Museum number:

    T.188-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sample of machine-woven three-ply woollen Kidderminster-type carpeting in green and yellow. The design is a repeating pattern of artichoke heads and leaves alternating in stripes with tulip-like flowers in shades of green, pink, blue on a dark blue ground. Both lengths of the carpet show the weaving selvedges, and one edge has an adhesive tape down part of the length. The top and bottom edge of the sample have been hemmed onto the right side of the carpeting.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1875-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company (manufacturer)
Morris & Co. (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-woven wool

Dimensions

Height: 113.0 cm, Width: 89.5 cm, Height: 27.3 cm pattern repeat, Width: 21.9 cm pattern repeat, Length: 44.5 in, Width: 35.25 in, Weight: 0.98 kg

Descriptive line

Sample 'Artichoke', machine-woven carpeting, three-ply woollen Kidderminster-type, designed by William Morris, manufactured by the Heckmondwike Manufacturing Co., England, 1875-1880

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

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

Materials

Wool (textile)

Categories

Floor coverings; Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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