The Spies

The Spies

Hanging
Haslemere, England
Godfrey Blount
About 1900
Hand woven and embroidered linen
Given by Mr Joseph King
Museum no. T.218-1953

In 1894 Godfrey Blount helped set up a community in Surrey for 'the double pleasure of lovely surroundings and happy work'. Known as the Haslemere Peasant Industries, his workshops trained local women in weaving and embroidery techniques. This panel represents a biblical story in which spies were sent to Canaan to look for the Promised Land and came back laden with huge grapes.