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William Morris was a British textil designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist.
Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a mahor contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of Production.
Willilam Morris is recognised as one of the most signigicant cultural figures of Victorian Britain; though best known in his lifetime as a poet, he posthumously became better known for his Designs.
The Design Peacock Tapestry is from ‘The Forest Tapestry’, one of the finest collaborative tapestries designed by William Morris in which he coordinated the talents of his associates.
The Peacock itself was designed by Philip Web, based on a charming series of drawings, and incorporated by Morris into a background of swirling Acanthus leavs in the style of his first tapestry, ‘Vine & Acanthus’ (1879)
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