Designer: William Morris, 1834-1896

Printer for Morris & Co. Thomas Wardle


Printed cotton

56 x 98 cm (22 x 38 1/2 inches)

Parry suggests the dark over-printed background and madder red used in Snakeshead are clear evidence of Morris' brief fascination with Indian textiles. Indian printed cottons and silks were extremely popular during the 1870s and available in most of the fashionable stores.