William Morris Strawberry Thief Tie

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<p>A silk tie with floral patterns inspired by the artwork of William Morris. <br /> <br /> William Morris (1834-96) was an influential British designer. This range is based on one of his most popular textile designs, 'Strawberry Thief', which features birds, strawberries and flowers. <br /> <br /> <strong>More about the range</strong> <br /> <br /> William Morris (1834-96) was an influential writer, craftsman and social reformer. <br /> <br /> He founded a decorating firm in 1861 that eventually became Morris &amp; Co. Commissioning designs from, among others, his friends Burne-Jones and Rossetti, he produced a broad range of decorative arts from furniture and stained glass to wallpaper (Morris' celebrated textile and wallpaper patterns are still in commercial production today). <br /> <br /> This range is based on one of William Morris' most popular textile designs, 'Strawberry Thief'. The subject is based on the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit in his kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor, in Oxfordshire. <br /> <br /> To print the pattern Morris used the ancient and painstaking indigo discharge method that he admired above all forms of printing. Strawberry Thief was one of Morris &amp; Co's most expensive cottons but customers were not put off by the high price as it proved to be one of the most commercially successful patterns.</p>

A silk tie featuring a print inspired by William Morris' The Strawberry Thief

More about William Morris:

William Morris (1834-1896) was an influential writer, craftsman and social reformer. He founded a decorating firm in 1861 that eventually became Morris & Co. Through commissioned designs, he produced a broad range of decorative arts from furniture to stained glass to wallpaper. Morris’ celebrated textile and wallpaper patterns are still in commercial production today.

This range is based on one of William Morris’ most popular textile designs, The Strawberry Thief. The subject is based on the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit from the kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire. To print the pattern, Morris used the ancient and painstaking indigo discharge method that he admired above all forms of printing. Strawberry Thief was one of Morris & Co.’s most expensive cottons but customers were not put off by the high price, and it proved to be one of the most commercially successful patterns.

The British Museum’s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department currently holds several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co.

A delightful gift for lovers of art history. 

  • Product Code: CMCN469410
  • Dimensions: Standard tie length: 148cm
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.07 Kg

<p>A silk tie with floral patterns inspired by the artwork of William Morris. <br /> <br /> William Morris (1834-96) was an influential British designer. This range is based on one of his most popular textile designs, 'Strawberry Thief', which features birds, strawberries and flowers. <br /> <br /> <strong>More about the range</strong> <br /> <br /> William Morris (1834-96) was an influential writer, craftsman and social reformer. <br /> <br /> He founded a decorating firm in 1861 that eventually became Morris &amp; Co. Commissioning designs from, among others, his friends Burne-Jones and Rossetti, he produced a broad range of decorative arts from furniture and stained glass to wallpaper (Morris' celebrated textile and wallpaper patterns are still in commercial production today). <br /> <br /> This range is based on one of William Morris' most popular textile designs, 'Strawberry Thief'. The subject is based on the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit in his kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor, in Oxfordshire. <br /> <br /> To print the pattern Morris used the ancient and painstaking indigo discharge method that he admired above all forms of printing. Strawberry Thief was one of Morris &amp; Co's most expensive cottons but customers were not put off by the high price as it proved to be one of the most commercially successful patterns.</p>

A silk tie featuring a print inspired by William Morris' The Strawberry Thief

More about William Morris:

William Morris (1834-1896) was an influential writer, craftsman and social reformer. He founded a decorating firm in 1861 that eventually became Morris & Co. Through commissioned designs, he produced a broad range of decorative arts from furniture to stained glass to wallpaper. Morris’ celebrated textile and wallpaper patterns are still in commercial production today.

This range is based on one of William Morris’ most popular textile designs, The Strawberry Thief. The subject is based on the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit from the kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire. To print the pattern, Morris used the ancient and painstaking indigo discharge method that he admired above all forms of printing. Strawberry Thief was one of Morris & Co.’s most expensive cottons but customers were not put off by the high price, and it proved to be one of the most commercially successful patterns.

The British Museum’s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department currently holds several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co.

A delightful gift for lovers of art history. 

  • Product Code: CMCN469410
  • Dimensions: Standard tie length: 148cm
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.07 Kg
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