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Woodland Weeds Tiles

William Woodland Weeds Tiles

Art will make our streets as beautiful as the woods. ~William Morris

Woodland Weeds is based on a Morris and Co. wallpaper design. This design has the medieval millefleur look that William Morris was so fond of but with a late Victorian repeating scroll form.

The design for Woodland Weeds wallpaper is attributed to John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. It was first printed in 1905, nearly a decade after Morris's death in 1896. It is interesting, though, because, although it has the tidy millefleurs look that Dearle does very well, it has several characteristics that are uniquely Morris. Morris incorporated natural "imperfections" in his designs; he would design elements based on what he actually saw. A leaf might curl under, or he would present the backside of one flower, giving his designs a depth that was not commonly seen. Dearle has also done that in this design.

Woodland Weeds Colors and Options

This tile is seamless in both directions.

Designer: William Morris, John Henry Dearle

Date: First published, 1905

Sizes: 6x3 inch*, 4.25 inch 6, or 8 inch tiles

Background Colors: black, cream, cobalt

William Morris Woodland Weeds ceramic tile, cobalt background

William Morris Woodland Weeds tiles, cobalt background

Pricing - Black and Cream

6 x 3 inch and 4.25 inch square tiles: $43

6 inch square tiles: $51

8 inch square tiles: $76

Pricing - Cobalt

6 x 3 inch* and 4.25 inch square tiles: $46

6 inch square tiles: $54

8 inch square tiles: $79

*The 6 x 3 inch tiles are the lower half of the tile shown (the red lily secton only). It can be installed as a stand-alone border or as a crown to 6 inch square tiles.

Woodland Weeds Tile Photos

Woodland Weeds in bath installation, 8 inch tiles, cream background.

Woodland Weeds in bath installation, 8 inch tiles, cream background.

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Inspection of Woodland Weeds tile by one of our Quality Control experts.