William Morris Compton Silk Scarf
Echoing the lush colors of John Henry Dearle’s (British, 1860–1932) 1896 wallpaper design entitled Compton, this scarf features a rich botanical and floral motif.
Dearle, chief designer of William Morris’s (British, 1834–1896) interior design firm Morris & Co, used two different shades of green, as well as pink and blue pastels for the poppies and tulips in his wallpaper.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 162 x 45cm.