Hammersmith Wool Carpet

Hammersmith Wool Carpet

Designer: Probably William Morris 1834 -1896

Manufacturer: Morris & Co.

17 feet 6 inches x 11 feet 8 inches

Rose-coloured center with a patterned border

Illustrated in the Morris and Company Catalogue

"The Hammersmith hand-made carpets were, in real terms, very expensive indeed, at four guineas per square yard. The hand-made carpet department was developed with the intention of making the Western world independent of the East in this respect, but Morris Co., with a not untypical inconsistency, also kept a stock of Oriental carpets." — Morris and Company, p. 31.

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Morris and Company. London: The Fine Art Society, 1979. No. 34.

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