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Tiles from Textiles: Medieval and Morris Designs

William Morris 'The Forest' tile backsplash

Designs from Fabric, Embroidery, Wallpaper, and Tapestries

...everything made by man's hands has a form, which must be either beautiful or ugly; beautiful if it is in accord with Nature, and helps her; ugly if it is discordant with Nature, and thwarts her; it cannot be indifferent.. ~William Morris

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William Morris Textile Designs

As this page has become overcrowded, I've moved the Morris tiles from fabric, and wallpaper textiles overview to Morris Tiles from Textiles Gallery. All the colors and sizes are still listed on the individual pages.

Tapestries and Embroidery

Morris & Co. Tapestries

Morris himself preferred tapestries, but the cost put them out of reach for all but the wealthy class.

The Forest

William Morris Forest Tapestry tile panel
The Forest
(William Morris and Philip Webb)

Ceramic Tiles, sizes and formats

Tumbled Marble Forest Animals, sizes and formats

Heart of the Rose

Edward Burne-Jones Heart of the Rose tapestry tile mural
Heart of the Rose
(Edward Burne-Jones, foreground lilies added by John Henry Dearle)

Medieval Tapestries

The unicorn tiles are based on the Hunt for the Unicorn and The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries.

Unicorn Tapestries tiles
The Lady and the Unicorn and The Hunt for the Unicorn
(Medieval tapestries)

The Lady and the Unicorn (five tiles)

The Lady and the Unicorn, history, tile sizes, and details

The Hunt for the Unicorn (four tiles + background pattern tiles)

The Hunt for the Unicorn, history, tile sizes, and details

Also see

William Morris Tiles from Textiles Gallery

Jane and May Morris Backstory

May Morris (and Morris & Co.) Needlework and Embroidery