Pomona tapestry

$110.00$265.00

The Pomona tapestry is woven in two sizes: 32″x19″ US$110, 47″x29″ US$265. See tapestry description below.

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Tapestry Description

Pomona tapestry

William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones

The Pomona tapestry is a Morris & Co tapestry by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones who made several versions of Pomona, an autumnal goddess figure, in the 1880’s, Morris excelling in the background design and Burne-Jones in the figure. This combined historical and allegorical figure is set upon a floral background inspired by medieval “mille fleurs”. The original would have been woven at the Morris & Co tapestry weaving workshops at Merton Abbey.

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.

The Pomona tapestry is woven now in France in 80% cotton and 20% viscose and is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. We enclose hanging suggestions with every order.

Please note that the above and below images show the larger size. The smaller size has a slightly lighter colour.

Pomona tapestry - William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones