William Morris Seaweed Silk Tie
Stylish printed pure silk tie in the Seaweed design by John Henry Dearle in the late C19th for Morris & Co.
Measures: 147 cm long x 9 cm at the widest point.
Dry clean only.
Made in England.
The Seaweed pattern was designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. in the late C19th. Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then lead him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.