The Orchard tapestry

$265.00

The Orchard tapestry is woven in one size: 47″x29″ US$265. See tapestry description below.

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Tapestry Description

The Orchard tapestry

The Seasons tapestry

The Orchard tapestry is the summer scene from The Seasons tapestry woven in 1890 designed by William Morris and John Henry Dearle of Morris & Co. It is now at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The full tapestry has four figures, one per season, with verse by William Morris from Verses for Pictures in his Poems by the Way:

Midst bitten mead and acre shorn,
The world without is waste and worn,

But here within our orchard-close,
The guerdon of its labour shows.

O valiant Earth, O happy year
That mocks the threat of winter near,

And hangs aloft from tree to tree
The banners of the Spring to be.

The Orchard tapestry is woven in France by long-established weavers in 80% cotton and 20% viscose. It is lined, with a rod pocket for ease of hanging. We enclose tapestry hanging suggestions with every order.

The Seasons tapestry - The Orchard