Designer: William Morris, 1834-1896
Printer for Morris & Co. Thomas Wardle
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.