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The Arts and Crafts movement, which prevailed in Europe from 1885 to 1915, produced an array of textiles using nature as a prime source of inspiration. Among the pioneers of this movement was William Morris. The exceptional design of this curtain is the first of a group of Morris’s creations showing pairs of facing birds, perched and in flight. Bird was designed to hang in the drawing room of Morris’s house in 1878.
(Francesca Galloway Ltd., London); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1997).
Gee's Bend quilt, "Housetop" variation with "Postage Stamp" center row
Irene Williams (American, 1920-)