Hammersmith Hand-tufted Wool Rug

Designer: William Morris or John Henry Dearle

Manufacturer and retailer: Morris & Co.

87 1/2 inches x 48 inches

The Hammersmith hand-made carpets were, in real terms, very expensive indeed, at four guineas per square yard. The hand-made carpet department was developed with the intention of making the Western world independent of the East in this respect, but Morris Co., with a not untypical inconsistency, also kept a stock of Oriental carpets." — Morris and Company, p. 31.

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