Design for 'Kennet' silk damask

William Morris and Morris & Co.1883

William Morris Gallery

William Morris Gallery
Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom

This design was hand-drawn by William Morris in 1883. It comprises meandering stems with acanthus leaves and flower heads against a background of smaller leaves and vines. As with many of his patterns, Morris named this design after a tributary of the River Thames. This design is for silk damask but 'Kennet' was also available as a printed cotton, the design for which is in the collection of Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.


  • Title: Design for 'Kennet' silk damask
  • Creator: William Morris, Morris & Co.
  • Date Created: 1883
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Type: design
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 101 x 68.5 cm
  • Object Number: BLA461
  • Medium: pencil and ink on paper

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