DROF236936 - Snakeshead Velvet, a Fabric by Morris & Co., part of the Rouen Velvets collection

Snakeshead Velvet

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Printed for the first time on a sumptuous velvet Snakeshead was originally designed by William Morris in 1876. The dramatic flame like motif and alternating spiky clusters of foliage seem held in suspension by the delicate scrolling tendrils that form the patterns background.

Influenced by the colouring and patterns of Indian textiles, this design was one of Morriss favourites, taking its name from the nodding snakes head fritillary blooms that complement larger, more formal motifs. Snakeshead Velvet is suitable or drapes and upholstery, with the Thistle/Russet colourway pursuant to the original document. Available in three colourways: Crimson/Saffron, Mulberry/Saffron and Thistle/Russet


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Product Code 236936
Colour Mulberry/Saffron
Width 135.0cm (53.1")
Composition 88% Cotton 12% Polyester 100% Cotton Pile
Weight gsm 416
Vertical Pattern Repeat 32.5cm (12.8")
Horizontal Pattern Repeat 22.0cm (8.7")
Pattern Match Straight Match
Collection Rouen Velvets
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FR Treatable Treatable to BS5852 (1) Match
Treatable to Crib 5 BS5852- Contract Uph (BS7176)
Treatable to BS5867 P2TB
Martindale Rub Test 40000
Reversible (Y/N) N
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Usage Blinds, Cushions, Drapes, Upholstery - General Domestic
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