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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.
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
4.25 inch square tiles: $48
6 inch square tiles: $58
8 inch square tiles: $78
4.25 inch square tiles: $49
6 inch square tiles: $59
8 inch square tiles: $82
*The 6 x 3 inch tiles are the lower half of the tile shown (the red lily section only). It can be installed as a stand-alone border or as a crown to 6 inch square tiles.
Woodland Weeds in bath installation, 8 inch tiles, cream background.
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