Alexander Ionides was one of Morris' most important patrons (see The Forest). He owned a magnificent house in Holland Park, London. In the late 1800s he commissioned Morris to produce a large hand-tufted carpet for his home. The design was called Carbrook and the original now rests with the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Beth Russell, while retaining all the beautiful detail, has reduced the design to more manageable proportions and re-named it Holland Park.
CANVAS: 7/8#/in Zweigart Cream Rug Canvas, 27x48" (68.5x122cm).
DESIGN: 31x52" (79x132cm).
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry.