William Morris unicorn tapestry tie (navy)

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A silk twill tie featuring a design, inspired by a medieval hanging: The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 1495?1505).

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The Unicorn Tapestries in the MET?s collection of The Cloisters, are renowned for their beauty and botanical accuracy.
The tapestries depict the hunt of the Unicorn, a mythical creature first mentioned by the Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century B.C. In the Middle Ages the animal was known for its supposed invincibility and the therapeutic property of its horn.

About William Morris in the British Museum

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.

Currently in the Museum?s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department are several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co.

Click here to view the earthenware tiles in the Museum?s online collection.

  • Product Code: CMCN501230
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Gift: For him
  • Material: Silk twill
  • Details: Featuring a design, inspired by a medieval hanging: The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 1495&
  • Weight: 0.08 Kg

A silk twill tie featuring a design, inspired by a medieval hanging: The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 1495?1505).

More about the brand

The Unicorn Tapestries in the MET?s collection of The Cloisters, are renowned for their beauty and botanical accuracy.
The tapestries depict the hunt of the Unicorn, a mythical creature first mentioned by the Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century B.C. In the Middle Ages the animal was known for its supposed invincibility and the therapeutic property of its horn.

About William Morris in the British Museum

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.

Currently in the Museum?s Britain, Europe and Prehistory department are several earthenware tiles designed by William Morris and painted at Morris & Co.

Click here to view the earthenware tiles in the Museum?s online collection.

  • Product Code: CMCN501230
  • Weight: 0.08 Kg