Morris And Co Archive IV The Collector Wallpapers

Morris and Co Archive IV The Collector Wallpapers is the fourth volume of the outstandingly successful Archive series, where the Morris & Co. studio have explored Morris' role as a collector of Persian carpets and global textiles and the influence it had on his work. Inspired by Morris' passion for understanding the craftsmanship of the past and the East, this collection includes adaptations of his stunning hand-knotted carpets as well as the Eastern textiles found complementing Morris fabrics and wallpapers in the interiors of Standen and Wightwick Manor. A collection of eight superlative wallpaper designs, such as Indian is thought to have been designed by George Gilbert Scott. The log books in the Morris & Co. archive show that it is the design that has been re-coloured the most across the decades, but it is only available in two neutral colour choices here in the Archive IV collection. The collection also houses the Montreal Wallpaper design in three colour options based on a carpet designed by John Henry Dearle in the 1890s, and the Bullerswood Wallpaper pattern inspired by a carpet hand-woven at Merton Abbey and exhibited by Morris & Co. at the 1893 Arts and Crafts Society exhibition only available in two colours. Wandle on the other hand has five colour options to choose from, and the original printed design was achieved by a combination of indigo discharge and block printing, the pretty design features a striped meandering diagonal branch from which various flowers emanate. This William Morris wallpapers are complemented by eight unique fabrics and five upholstery fabrics across a mix of qualities and production techniques in the fabric range of the same name.

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