The Flora tapestry was designed by William Morris (1834 - 1896) and Edward Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898) in 1885. It depicts Flora, the goddess of abundance, who personifies summer, standing barefoot in flowing garments with a wreath in her hair. She holds fresh flowers in her hand and we can see the intricate floral background, inspired by the Medieval decorative technique known as Mille Fleurs (thousand flowers), demonstrating the artists' admiration for pre-Renaissance art.
The tapestry is inscribed with the following verse taken from Poems by the Way by William Morris, beautifully rendered in Gothic type:
I am the handmaid of the Earth • I broider fair her glorious gown • and deck her on her days of mirth • with many a garland of renown • and while earth's little onesare fain • and play about the mother's hem • I scatter every gift I gain • from sun and wind to gladden them
William Morris wall tapestries
Like all our William Morris wall tapestries this French tapestry is woven in 100% cotton, fully lined with a tunnel for ease of hanging. We supply instructions for the care and hanging of tapestries with each order.
Nicolas in Philadelphia wrote this kind review on Google about the Flora tapestry: "My wife and I had been looking for a suitable tapestry for our guest room for a long time and we feel so fortunate that we found The Tapestry House. We ordered the Aurora tapestry and the quality and beauty of the piece is outstanding. It has truly lovely colors and the finishing on the back with the pocket is beautifully done and very well thought out, making the piece very straightforward to hang. We bought a simple Kenney "Arts and Crafts" curtain rod from Kohl, discarded the brackets, and hung the tapestry close to the wall with two nails that remain hidden from view. Perfect! In the process of ordering we had some questions and Martin and Linda were very helpful and kind. We would highly recommend purchasing from this company!". They also purchased the Aurora tapestry.
The Flora tapestry was designed by William Morris (1834 - 1896) and Edward Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898) in 1885. It depicts Flora, the goddess of abundance, who personifies summer,...MORE