Lily & Vine 2

The Lily & Vine design, with its simple but effective border of curling acanthus leaves, was shown at an exhibition of the Arts & Crafts Society in 1896, the first year of Voysey's collaboration with Alexander Morton, founder of Donegal Carpets. The arrangement of stylized flowers and plant forms in the carpet's field shows Voysey's skill at creating an overall flat pattern that still has rhythm and movement. Voysey himself owned a carpet in the Lily & Vine design, placed in the dining room of his home, The Orchard, in 1899.