Woven in the Tulip & Lily pattern with a pale blue ground, this three-ply woollen Kidderminster-type carpet was designed by Morris about 1875 and manufactured for Morris & Co. by the Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. It was available in four colourways. This example, constructed from four strips, may originally have come from Kelmscott House, William Morris’s Hammersmith home, since it is known that Morris had a carpet of this design in both the drawing room and his bedroom. It is thought to have been bought by Dorothy Walker at a sale at Kelmscott Manor, Morris’s country home in Oxfordshire, after the death of his daughter May in 1938.

Record ID:02331
Dimensions:width — 276cm.
length — 376cm.