William Morris Peacock & Dragon Decorative Terracotta Wall Tile
Decorative wall tile based on the Peacock & Dragon design by William Morris.
Tile measures 9.4 cm x 9.2 cm and has two fixing holes, either side, at the top of the tile.
These tiles are hand made in Somerset using clay from Stoke-On-Trent.
These frost resistant decorative pieces can be used as wall decor in many different situations in the home and garden: on a mantel piece or beam, on or over a door, kitchen splash back, in a porch, conservatory, gardens, gate/gate post, built into risers of steps or patio/courtyard wall, just to name a few.
Peacock and Dragon, designed in 1878, was one of Morris's favourite designs. The formal pairing of birds and dragons was partly inspired by historic Italian silks, though the colour scheme also echoes Islamic art. Morris thought all designers should take inspiration from the past but using their own inventiveness to avoid pastiche.