Flora tapestry is a design by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. As with other tapestries such as Pomona William Morris created the background with flowers and swirling acanthus leaves and Edward Burne-Jones designed the figure. The lady is similar to the style of Pre-Raphaelite tapestries. It was woven in 1885 at Merton Abbey and represents Spring (whereas Pomona represents Autumn). The gothic text is taken from the Verses for Pictures section of the 1891 collection “Poems by the Way” by William Morris:
I am the handmaid of the earth,
I broider fair her glorious gown,
And deck her on her days of mirth
With many a garland of renown.
And while Earth’s little ones are fain
And play about the Mother’s hem,
I scatter every gift I gain
From sun and wind to gladden them.
We also have a version of Flora without the verse and border. It is now woven in France in 100% cotton and is lined, with a rod pocket for hanging. We supply instructions for easy tapestry wall-hanging with every order. You can view this tapestry in the gallery of room settings.
The Flora tapestry is available in two sizes.
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