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Acanthus

Wall Hanging
ca. 1880 (designed (pattern)), ca. 1900-1910 (made)
Artist/Maker

Coloured silk thread on woollen felt cloth, edged with silk cord
Worked in darning stitch, long and short stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch, couching and laid work


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Felted woollen cloth, coloured silk thread, silk cord
Brief Description
Wall hanging depicting acanthus designed by William Morris, ca. 1880. Worked by May Morris and others, c. 1900-1910 (probably)
Physical Description
Coloured silk thread on woollen felt cloth, edged with silk cord

Worked in darning stitch, long and short stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch, couching and laid work
Dimensions
  • Height: 249.5cm
  • Width: 169.3cm
  • Weight: 2.7kg
Credit line
Bequeathed by the maker
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
Collection
Accession Number
T.66-1939

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record createdJanuary 14, 2004
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