The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
One of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris designed beautiful, handcrafted household objects that elevated decorative pieces to the realm of fine art. The English countryside, with its hedgerows and native field and garden flowers, served as his touchstone and is reminiscent in the carpet from the Metropolitan’s collection on which this design is based.
“Holland Park” Carpet
Designed by William Morris, English, 1834–1896
Wool Turkish (Ghiordes) knot, 16 ft. 11 in. x 13 ft. 1/4 in., late 19th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bequest of Frank A. Munsey, 1927 27.139.3
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