Sunflower Decorative Terracotta Wall Tile
Beautiful decorative wall tile featuring a glorious sunflower. The sunflower is recognised worldwide for its beauty. The French call it girasol, meaning the flower that turns to the sun, which it does every day as the sun moves across the sky. The quote is taken from a long poem by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892):
"Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full dazzling..."
The sunflower was a motif used in the Arts & Crafts Movement with William Morris producing a design for wallpaper in 1879 named Sunflower and ceramicist William De Morgan producing a red lustre earthenware tile of a sunflower between 1872-1907.
The tile measures 10 cm in diameter and has one fixing hole between the petals.
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 mantle 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.