The Pimpernel pattern depicts an ancient spice plant. This pattern was designed for a wall covering in 1876 by the English artist William Morris (1834 – 1896). The evergreen plant which gives it the name covers the background with thick tendrils. Tulip stems are woven in between and the large yellow and white flowers incline to the left and right. The pattern is built-up asymmetrically as is the case in mediaeval textiles on which William Morris liked to base his designs but it is reminiscent of Art Nouveau. The point pattern maker, Günter Göbels, did the necessary background work to enable this pattern to be woven on modern Jacquard looms. The Hauser Group, Krefeld, donated ties with this pattern to mark the centenary of the Hubert Gotzes weaving factory for ecclesiastical textiles. This product is made of pure filament silk. The design is based exclusively on traditional, historic patterns. A few years ago this pattern was still being manually woven on these premises on wooden Jacquard hand-looms which were up to two hundred years old. Please do not wash it by hand but have it professionally cleaned. Through your purchase you are not just acquiring a stylish pure silk item. You are also helping to preserve our gem for future generations. We wish you a great deal of pleasure with your scarf or tie.