The Peacock and Bird Carpet
21 January – 31 March 2011
This spectacular and newly acquired ‘peacock and bird’ carpet will be the focus of our spring exhibition. On public display for the first time, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore Morris’ pioneering revival of the art of the hand-knotted carpet. A wide range of sources, from historic photographs of the Merton Abbey works to Morris’ own lectures on carpet making, will be used to contextualise this fabulous acquisition.
To find out more about this and other events at the William Morris Gallery please visit http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/index/leisure/museums-galleries/william-morris/wmg-whats-on.htm