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The Forest Tapestry (1887) was designed by William Morris (flowers and background), architect and friend Philip Webb (animals) and John Henry Dearle (floral details). It was later woven out of wool and silk on cotten warp in the Merton Abbey workshops by Morris and Co. Dearle, Morris' favorite assistant, created the natural dyes for the tapestry. The inscription that was written across the original: "The Beasts that be in woodland waste, now sit and see nor ride nor haste" later appeared as "The Lion" in Morris's Poems by the Way (1891).
The 'Forest' design became one of the most popular in the history of Morris and Co. The original now hangs in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Forest is also available as border tiles, a backsplash, or mural.
Forest animals on very light tumbled marble (Marble color varies. The more iron, the darker and somewhat
more reddish. See Natural color variations.)
Forest Animals Accent Tiles make up a set of 5 forest animals on tumbled Botticino marble. Intended for interior use only, they can be used for fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, or any interior wall. They can be sealed for use in a kitchen or bath, as shown in the dragon backsplash.
Tile: Tumbled Botticino marble
Set: 6 tiles
4-inch Forest Animal tile: $68
6-inch Forest Animal tile: $77
Prices do not include shipping costs.
You can quick order Forest Animal tiles in 6 inch. If you are ordering several tiles, want a different size, or a combination of different tile products, see How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping prices.
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Forest tapestry and Philip Webb designs at the V & A
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