Tree of Life tapestry
The Tree of Life tapestry was designed by Morris & Co in the late 19th century. The tapestry design has an intricate pattern of leaves and branches stemming from the central element, the Tree of Life, a common motif in many of Morris's works including other textiles as well as wallpaper patterns. The ornate and heavily detailed background in this tree of life wall tapestry was inspired by the Medieval decorative technique known as Mille Fleurs. Impressed by pre-Renaissance art William Morris, and others who embraced the Pre-Raphaelite approach to art, were motivated by an unease with mass production and preferred art to reflect more of the individuals involved rather than the techniques used in production. It is for this reason that much of the Morris & Co work, most of which still survives, is so distinctive.
The background colour is a dark navy blue. The three larger tapestry sizes have the colouring shown above whereas the 24"x19" see-(AC061) has slightly darker colours and its bordering cream has a very slight red hue. This French tapestry is fully lined and has a tunnel for ease of hanging - we provide tapestry hanging information with each order.
William Morris wall tapestries
This is the most popular of our William Morris wall tapestries, indeed of our full selection!
Mary in Arizona wrote this Google Review about the Tree of Life tapestry: "The tapestry arrived very quickly in excellent condition. I'm pleased that this very high quality tapestry was available for purchase online. Thanks so much to The Tapestry House company."
And Elizabeth in Illinois purchased the larger size of the William Morris table runner and the Tree of Life tapestry and wrote this Google review: "Terrific experience. The tapestry is absolutely gorgeous -- better than I expected. The customer service was exemplary, the delivery was swift. Couldn't be happier!"
Linda in North Carolina sent us this photo of the 44"x28" size in a cosy corner in her cabin:
Not surprisingly, the tapestry looks great in the Arts and Crafts setting at the bottom:
Tree of Life tapestry
The Tree of Life tapestry was designed by Morris & Co in the late 19th century. The tapestry design has an intricate pattern of leaves and branches stemming from the central...MORE