A classic print reworked as a rug, the Strawberry Thief design shows cheeky birds stealing strawberries against a beautifully created backdrop inspired by the beauty of nature.
Hand-tufted and hand-carved from a wool-rich blend, this rug boasts an intricate, multi-dimensional look and feel underfoot.
Originally a fabric designed by Morris and registered in 1883, Strawberry Thief was the first indigo discharge printed on cotton at Merton Abbey.
William Morris was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts & Crafts Movement. His legacy continues today with Morris & Co, curating beautifully crafted fabrics, wallpapers and home accessories inspired by his original designs. The Morris & Co. range of hand-tufted rugs translates some of Morris’ most renowned and iconic designs; these timeless rugs are offered in his distinctive and unique colour palette and will add a touch of heritage to any home.
Pile Composition: Pure New Wool Backing material: Cotton & Latex Pile height in mm: ca.12 | cut pile Hand Tufted Sizes available; 140cm x 200cm 170cm x 240cm 200cm x 280cm 250cm x 350cm
*Natural fibres may shed. This will reduce over time and will not affect your rug's performance. Vacuum clean regularly to reduce the shedding.
*Delivery time 14 working days
ABOUT MORRIS & CO.
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.