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WILLIAM MORRIS EMBOSSED NOTECARDS

$16.95

A set of wonderful artisan William Morris floral designs from The Huntington's collections embossed on cream colored notecards.

  • 4 x 6"
  • 1 dozen blank folded cards (3 each of four designs)
  • Packaged in a lidded box
  • Envelopes included
  • Thick, textured paper

Despite the rise of industrial manufacturing, William Morris believed in craftsmanship. Along with other leading painters, Morris (British, 1834-1896) founded what would become Morris and Company, producing decorative textiles and furnishings in a way that intimately linked artist and craftsman and returned to less mechanized methods of production. Though the company used newer aniline dyes, Morris attempted to revive the use of natural dyes such as indigo through discharge printing. His works are now considered exemplary of the Arts and Crafts movement and important to the development of Art Nouveau. The four Morris designs embossed on these note cards were part of larger patterns printed or woven on cotton, silk, or linen by Morris and Company.

Contains 3 each of the following designs:
Kennet, ca. 1883
Rose and Thistle, ca. 1881
Tulip and Willow, ca. 1873
Windrush, ca. 1883