This tapestry depicts a woodpecker against an ornate backdrop and was designed by Morris & Co in 1877. Most of the company's production was a collaborative effort involving several artists, but Woodpecker is unusual in that it was one of the very few tapestries designed by William Morris in its entirety. It shows a woodpecker sitting in the branch of a fruit tree and features Morris' distinctive ornate background of leaves and his legendary attention to detail. The wording on the top and bottom reads "I once a king and chief, now am the tree-barks thief, ever twixt trunk and leaf, chasing the prey." This version is master crafted in our finest woven technique for exquisite detail in the original color way by Morris himself.