William Morris Strawberry Thief Tapestry Table Runner
Fine quality jacquard loom woven tapestry table runner with a beige cotton back in a blue colourway of the Strawberry Thief design by William Morris. Has a gold tassel either end.
Tapestry fabric is woven in Flanders by master weavers and Made in England.
Measures: 96 cm x 28 cm (38" x 11")
William Morris designed Strawberry Thief in 1883 with birds drawn by his friend architect Philip Webb. Strawberry Thief was inspired by the Morris family efforts to grow strawberries at Kelmscott Manor but being thwarted by thrushes who would creep under the netting and eat the fruit. Morris insisted that the birds be left undisturbed.