Conservation of William Morris, The Bullerswood Carpet

This huge carpet got a thorough vacuuming and a much-needed comb before going back on display at the V&A.

The Bullerswood carpet (measuring approximately 4 m wide by 7.5 m long) is one of the objects on display in the V&A’s British Galleries. The carpet was designed by William Morris (1834–96) and woven by Morris & Co, Hammersmith, London, in about 1889. It has a cotton warp, jute weft, and woollen pile colored with a range of natural dyes. The richly-colored complex design consists of scrolling arabesques with stylized flowers and birds and a border with repeat motifs of leaves and flowers.

Cite this page as: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, "Conservation of William Morris, The Bullerswood Carpet," in Smarthistory, May 9, 2017, accessed July 19, 2024,