William Morris Strawberry Thief Tapestry 75cm x 46cm
Fine quality cotton jacquard loom woven tapestry featuring the endearing Strawberry Thief design by William Morris. Tapestry is lined and incorporates on the back a rod-pocket at the top for hanging as a wall decoration. We also sell expandable hanging rods for this purpose.
Measures 75 cm (high) x 46 cm (wide).
Tapestry fabric is woven in Flanders by Master Weavers and then lined by a family firm in England.
We also sell a tapestry cushion and waste bin featuring this design.
Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris in 1883 with birds drawn by his architect friend Philip Webb. The design was inspired by the Morris family efforts to grow strawberries at their home Kelmscott Manor in the Cotswolds. The family were thwarted by thrushes who would creep under the netting and eat the fruit. Morris insisted that the birds be left undisturbed.