Fox & Chave Morris Seaweed Silk Tie
From Fox & Chave, stylish printed pure silk tie featuring the Seaweed design by John Henry Dearle in 1901 for Morris & Co.
Measures: 147 cm long x 9 cm at the widest point.
Dry clean only.
Made in England. Comes in a Fox & Chave card gift sachet.
Design is licenced from the William Morris Gallery.
The Seaweed pattern was designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. in 1901. 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.