Leicester was designed by J.H. Dearle in 1912 as a block printed wallpaper. Inspired by Morris earlier design Bachelors Button of 1892 Leicester is a colourful large scale design that harks back to the mediaeval period and features a recurring theme of scrolling acanthus leaves over a ground of flowers and foliage. Leicester is available in two colourways in the Morris III collection and it has recently been relaunched in more colourways for the Archive II Wallpaper collection.
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|Composition||53% Linen 35% Cotton 12% Nylon|
|Vertical Pattern Repeat||37.5cm (14.8")|
|Horizontal Pattern Repeat||45.0cm (17.7")|
|Pattern Match||Half Drop Match|
|Collection||Morris Fabric Compendium I II & III|
|FR Domestic||Treatable Domestic Upholstery Standard|
|FR Contract||Treatable Contract Upholstery Standard|
|FR Drapes||Treatable Contract Drapes Standard|
|FR Treatable||Treatable to BS5852 (1) Match
Treatable to Crib 5 BS5852- Contract Uph (BS7176)
Treatable to BS5867 P2TB
|Martindale Rub Test||40000|
|Country of Origin||United Kingdom|
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