The Forest

The Forest

Tapestry
England
William Morris, Philip Speakman Webb, John Henry Dearle
1887
Tapestry woven wool and silk on a cotton warp
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund
Museum no. T.111-1926

William Morris placed great value on work and the joy of craftsmanship. His belief in the natural beauty of materials led him to learn and revive traditional skills such as natural dyeing, hand-block printing and tapestry weaving. This design is one of Morris & Co.’s most successful compositions.