Nostalgic Ceramics – Fine China William Morris Woodpecker Tapestry 320ml Set of 4
The Woodpecker tapestry was deisgned entirely by William Morris and depicts a bird and a woodpecker sitting in a tree garland with flowers and swirling leaves.
The Subject is taken from the Latin Poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses and refers to the legent of Picus, one of the ancient Kings of Italy, who refused to be seduced by Circe and in revenge was turned into a woodpecker.
William Morris (24th March 1834 – 3rd October 1896)
William Morris was a British textile designer , poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist.
Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a Major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. William Morris is recoginised as one of the most significant cultural figures of Victorian Britain.
Though best known in his lifetime as a poet, he posthumously became better known for his designs.
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