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Artichoke

Carpet Sample
1875-1880 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine-woven wool
Brief Description
Sample 'Artichoke', machine-woven carpeting, three-ply woollen Kidderminster-type, designed by William Morris, manufactured by the Heckmondwike Manufacturing Co., England, 1875-1880
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 113.0cm
  • Width: 89.5cm
  • Pattern repeat height: 27.3cm
  • Pattern repeat width: 21.9cm
  • Length: 44.5in
  • Width: 35.25in
  • Weight: 0.98kg
Style
Credit line
Given by S. Franses Ltd
Bibliographic Reference
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
Collection
Accession Number
T.188-1984

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record createdJanuary 13, 2004
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