One of William Morris's favourite designs is the Snakeshead from 1876. This classic fabric with a snakehead pattern inspired by Indian culture is suitable for accompanying other, especially larger Morris prints, or as an alternative to unicolour upholstery fabrics for armchairs and cushions. The base material is durable, water-washable and fire-resistant polyester that looks like linen.

Snakeshead is washable in water.

Report: vertical 32cm, horizontal 23cm

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Price category: PC4 vertical cutting
Composition: 100% FR Polyester
Width: 140cm
Abrasion resistance (Martindale scale): 35 000

Flame resistance: BS5867 Part 2 Type C+ IMO Part 7 + BS7175 Sec 3 + BS5815 Part 3 Section 7 + NFPA701 Test #1
Pilling resistance (Scale 0-5): 5
Lightfastness (scale 0-8): 5
Weight: 331g/mtl

Colours of upholstery materials may be different on screen and in real life. We recommend to check colours from sample swatches at retailers. Sample pieces can also be sent by request from

Washable in water: 60 degrees program
Tumble drying: Forbidden
Bleaching: Forbidden
Ironing temperature: Max 100 degrees C
Chemical wash: Gentle dryclean, tetrachloroethylene only

Snakeshead Pewter/Gold

Snakeshead Claret/Gold