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Sidewall, Indian

This is a sidewall. It was created by Morris & Co. and designed by William Morris. It is dated 1863–70 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is block-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Robert W. Friedel. It is credited Gift of Robert W. Friedel.

Its dimensions are

21 x 66 cm (8 1/4 x 26 in.)

It is inscribed

"Indian" is an adaptation that William Morris made from Indian designs. It was probably inspired by a Coromandel painted cotton bedspread or a Gujerate embroidered coverlet or tablecover. Printing of this pattern requires four woodblocks.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Indian; Morris & Co. (United Kingdom); England; block-printed on paper; 21 x 66 cm (8 1/4 x 26 in.) ; Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-24

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