Metropolitan Museum of Art, William Morris, 'Peacock and Dragon' 36" Square Silk Scarf
William Morris (British, 1834–1896) was deeply influenced by the Gothic Revival movement pervading Victorian architecture, which promoted artisanship and handcrafting over mass production. He was likewise inspired by the fanciful beasts in medieval tapestries, as exemplified in this kaleidoscopic motif of confronted peacocks and stylized dragons.
The Metropolitan Museum has amplified the muted colors of Morris’s original textile, designed in 1878 and now in the Museum’s holdings, with a refreshing palette of vibrant hues to give this scarf a beautiful fresh appearance.
Gift yourself or a friend an art-inspired floral scarf.