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Creator Name: Morris, William
Creator Nationality: European; British; English
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1834 - 1896
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: William Morris
Title: Birds
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1879
Creation End Date: 1880
Creation Date: 1879 - 1880
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: jacquard, woven
Dimensions: H.82 x 71-1/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 84.66
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Adele Roller

The noted English designer, William Morris, loved to use a double cloth structure to create interiors fabrics. The interlacing of two cloths during the weaving process could be used to create a sturdy and thus durable textile and also allowed the designer considerable freedom.

Morris created this design in 1878. It was first produced in his workshop on Queen Square, London and later woven at Merton Abbey outside of the city. It proved popular as a furnishing fabric and was produced in three colorways.

AMICA ID: MIA_.84.66
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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