No pattern should be without some sort of meaning. ~William Morris
Lily and Pomegranate Design
William Morris's design for Lily and Pomegranate shows a complex background pattern. When this design was transferred to a wood block for wallpaper and fabric printing, the pattern was represented by dots suggesting "snow".
William Morris Lily and Pomegranate - woodblock design with "snow".
Lily and Pomegranate Tiles
In the reproduction version of this tile, I felt the dots were too stylized for the intent of the tile, and tried to stay closer to the original design.
Lily and Pomegranate Colors and Options
This tile is seamless on the horizontal.
Designer: William Morris
Date: Lily and Pomegranate was first printed in 1886, four years after Rossetti's death in 1882.
Sizes: 4.25 inch 6, or 8 inch tiles
Background Colors: White, Cream, Victorian Blue, Cobalt, Rossetti blue (with or without "snow")
Custom colors are available. Shown is an orange on cream variation: