Morris & Co - Brer Rabbit Wallpaper

Color: Slate/Vellum

Brer Rabbit, also known as 'Brother Rabbit', was inspired by a 17th-century Italian silk and first registered for fabric production in 1882. The pattern's characteristically cheeky bunnies are based on the Uncle Remus children's books, popular in the 19th century. The wallpaper has been reproduced from the original fabric in two bluish colourways.


Composition - 100% Paper
Width - 52cm
Vertical Repeat - 40.6cm
Roll length - 10.05m
Design Code - Slate/Vellum - DMORBR103, Indigo/Vellum - DMORBR105
Pattern Match - Straight Match

*Please note that wallpaper cannot be returned


As a political theorist, publisher, environmental campaigner, poet, as well as an outstanding designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the single most influential figures of the nineteenth century. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew to the status of Arts & Crafts icon that it remains to this day.

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm's medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Although its most influential period was during the flourishing of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1880s and 1890s, Morris & Co. remained in operation in a limited fashion from World War I until its closure in 1940. The firm's designs are still sold today under licences given to Sanderson & Sons.