This exquisite textile was created in England in the early 20th Century, when the Arts & Crafts style was in fashion in the decorative arts. The movement championed traditional methods of working by hand to create beautiful objects which were then decorated with motifs and patterns inspired by nature. Arts & Crafts practitioners created a variety of objects, including metalwork, jewellery, wallpaper, textiles and furniture. Because of the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement, art needlework panels like this one became fashionable in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. They were made to decorate screens, walls and furniture.
The panel is a vibrant red colour and it is decorated with light-blue stylised entwined branches and flower heads. These flowers contain small red and white blooms on leafy yellow stems. The blue branches and flowers form shaped diamond patterns which cover the field of the panel. Leafy yellow vines and white flowers are then woven between the blue diamonds. The field is framed by a red border which is decorated with yellow and blue flower trails.