The Pomona tapestry represents spring (whereas the Flora tapestry represents autumn). William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones made six versions of Pomona. Edward Burne-Jones designed the figure (for which he was paid £25 by Morris & Co) and William Morris created the mille fleurs background. It was woven originally in wool and silk on a cotton warp.
Pomona is featured in Verses for Pictures in William Morris’s “Poems by the Way”:
I am the ancient Apple-Queen,
As once I was so am I now.
For evermore a hope unseen,
Betwixt the blossom and the bough.
Ah, where’s the river’s hidden Gold!
And where the windy grave of Troy?
Yet come I as I came of old,
From out the heart of Summer’s joy.
Pomona is woven in France in 80% cotton and 20% viscose and is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. You can click to see the Pomona tapestry by William Morris in a room setting.
The Pomona tapestry is available in two sizes:
32″x19″ US$110 (has slightly softer tones than the photo)
47″x29″ US$265 (as illustrated here)
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