Poet, political activist, architect, and designer, William Morris (British, 18341896) ranks among the most influential figures of the Victorian era. In 1861, Morris co- founded the successful firm later known as Morris & Co. The companys enduringly popular designs for wallpaper, stained glass, furniture, and fabric reflect Morriss own interests in medieval art and the close study of nature, and were often densely patterned with flowers, leaves, and fruit.
The influential designer William Morris (British, 18341896) produced a full range of handcrafted goods during the Victorian erafrom books to furniturebut his wallpapers in particular have a timeless appeal. Morris believed that beauty, imagination, and order were the essential components of a successful design; all three are evident in his hand-block-printed wallpaper Pink and Rose (ca. 1890). Pink in the title refers not to the color but to fragrant flowers in the genus Dianthus. Weve adapted Morriss elegant botanical pattern in the Museums collection for our chic neckerchief. Silk twill. Imported. 22” x 22”.
Silk twill Imported 22” x 22”