William Morris tapestries
Born in 1834 in Walthamstow, England, William Morris inspired the revival of the decorative arts in the 19th century.
It was his Pre-Raphaelite ideals of beauty in home décor, shared by his friend Edward Burne-Jones, that inspired him to make a leap forward in the decorative arts, and to create works that were not limited by the constrains of mass production of the industrial Victorian age, but instead were unique and original.
His company, eventually called Morris and Co in 1875, produced furnishings, stained glass, tapestries and wallpapers that are in strong demand to this day.
Filled with motifs from nature, William Morris tapestries and works offer beauty and elegance, and uses natural elements to create pattern, while retaining a sense of movement.
His motifs of flowers and vines in these Victorian tapestries such as in the Forest tapestry, Tree of Life tapestries, The Peacock tapestry, The Adoration of the Magi tapestry, Ehret die Frauen tapestry, The Orange Tree, Flora tapestry, Pomona tapestry and more have inspired artists since the Victorian age including the movement of art nouveau.
"Tapestry is a bright dream" Morris said, and his tapestries are truly distinctive pieces of art that display his exceptional artistry. Browse our great range of William Morris tapestries here.