William Morris Photographic Quote Trellis Floral Cotton Tote Bag.
Our Trellis design is a licensed William Morris design that was first produced in 1864. Trellis was inspired by the rose garden of Morris' home Red House in Bexleyheath. Trellis was the first wallpaper design Morris produced but was only printed in the early 1870s when his company Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. had enough money to finance the design. Since it's a detailed and complex design and one full of colour at a time printing required block printing, it was necessary for him to have formed the Firm before he could print Trellis. The birds within Trellis were designed by Morris' good friend and colleague, Philip Webb.
The cotton tote bag also features one of William Morris' most famous quotes, together with his photograph and signature
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
Of course, all elements of the bag have been Licensed along with the William Morris Trellis design.
Measurements: The cotton tote bag 38cm wide by 41cm deep. The over the shoulder handles measure 65cm
The cotton was printed and the bags manufactured in the UK.
The tote bag is machine washable at 30 degrees.
Matching aprons and tea towels available.