William Morris "Hammersmith" 1889 - This hand-knotted carpet is the first weaving of a design made by William Morris and his assistant J.H. Dearle. Two later weavings of the design were made. All of Morris & Co.'s hand-knotted carpets are called 'Hammersmiths' after the location of his London home, where they were first woven. Victoria & Albert Museum. He was a member of The Artists Rifles.
If you need a hard wearing, practical carpet for a high traffic areas such as hallway and stairs then be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet. The Town & Country collection has a pile weight of 60oz to cushion heavy footfall, whereas 100% wool loop pile range, Avebury, uses three ply yarn to combat heavy traffic. Shown in Avebury and Avebury Stripe