William Morris Strawberry Thief Cushion Cover

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This luxury tapestry cushion boasts one of William Morris? repeating designs for textiles, titled Strawberry Thief. <br> <br>Made in England by Hines of Oxford, this fine quality cushion is finely woven by skilled weavers on Jacquard looms and meticulously hand-finished with a luxurious British Velvet back. <br> <br> ?Strawberry Thief? is undoubtedly one of Morris' most famous designs. His inspiration came from the birds he saw stealing fruit from his kitchen garden at Kelmscott Manor, West London. The design was first printed in 1881 at Merton Abbey Mills in London. <br> <br><b>More about the brand</b><br> <br>Hines of Oxford is a family owned and operated company specialising in fine tapestries, cushions and home accessories since 1979 with its roots dating back to 1830. <br> <br>Hines is internationally recognised as a leading luxury brand in its field bringing the benefit of over 38 years experience to inspire and satisfy clients all over the world. <br> <br><b>About William Morris in the British Museum</b> <br> <br>William Morris was one of the most influential figures of the British Victorian era, and in 1861 founded the interior design firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, & Co. with other leading artistic figures, such as Edward Burne- Jones. Calling themselves "fine art workmen", they deliberately broke down the modern barrier between fine and decorative art, and established an equivalent to the cooperative guilds of the Middle Ages. Morris & Co. designed murals, embroidery, stained glass, and tiles, often with nature motifs such as this floral pattern. <br> <br>Currently in the Museum?s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department are several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co. <br> <br> Click<a href=" http://bit.ly/2gT1hbB" target="_blank" title="Select this link to view original object." class="linkarrow"> here<span class="arrow"></span></A> to view the earthenware tiles in the Museum?s online collection. <br>

This luxury tapestry cushion boasts one of William Morris' best-known repeating designs for textiles, The Strawberry Thief.

Made in England by Hines of Oxford, this high quality cushion is finely woven by skilled weavers on jacquard looms and meticulously hand-finished with a luxurious British Velvet back.

Please note, the cushion insert is not included.

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 spectacular home gift.

  • Product Code: CMCN493080
  • Product Weight: 0.2Kg
  • Dimensions: H47 x L47cm
  • Material: Tapestry Front: 86% Cotton, 8% Polyamide, 6% Polyester Velvet. Back: 100% Cotton
  • Details: Cushion cover only
    Dry clean
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg

This luxury tapestry cushion boasts one of William Morris? repeating designs for textiles, titled Strawberry Thief. <br> <br>Made in England by Hines of Oxford, this fine quality cushion is finely woven by skilled weavers on Jacquard looms and meticulously hand-finished with a luxurious British Velvet back. <br> <br> ?Strawberry Thief? is undoubtedly one of Morris' most famous designs. His inspiration came from the birds he saw stealing fruit from his kitchen garden at Kelmscott Manor, West London. The design was first printed in 1881 at Merton Abbey Mills in London. <br> <br><b>More about the brand</b><br> <br>Hines of Oxford is a family owned and operated company specialising in fine tapestries, cushions and home accessories since 1979 with its roots dating back to 1830. <br> <br>Hines is internationally recognised as a leading luxury brand in its field bringing the benefit of over 38 years experience to inspire and satisfy clients all over the world. <br> <br><b>About William Morris in the British Museum</b> <br> <br>William Morris was one of the most influential figures of the British Victorian era, and in 1861 founded the interior design firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, & Co. with other leading artistic figures, such as Edward Burne- Jones. Calling themselves "fine art workmen", they deliberately broke down the modern barrier between fine and decorative art, and established an equivalent to the cooperative guilds of the Middle Ages. Morris & Co. designed murals, embroidery, stained glass, and tiles, often with nature motifs such as this floral pattern. <br> <br>Currently in the Museum?s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department are several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co. <br> <br> Click<a href=" http://bit.ly/2gT1hbB" target="_blank" title="Select this link to view original object." class="linkarrow"> here<span class="arrow"></span></A> to view the earthenware tiles in the Museum?s online collection. <br>

This luxury tapestry cushion boasts one of William Morris' best-known repeating designs for textiles, The Strawberry Thief.

Made in England by Hines of Oxford, this high quality cushion is finely woven by skilled weavers on jacquard looms and meticulously hand-finished with a luxurious British Velvet back.

Please note, the cushion insert is not included.

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 spectacular home gift.

  • Product Code: CMCN493080
  • Product Weight: 0.2Kg
  • Dimensions: H47 x L47cm
  • Material: Tapestry Front: 86% Cotton, 8% Polyamide, 6% Polyester Velvet. Back: 100% Cotton
  • Details: Cushion cover only
    Dry clean
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg
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