Tree Of Life III woven European tapestry cushion cover features the work of famous artist William Morris. The tree of life tapestry is a mystical concept, a metaphor for common descent, and a motif in various world theologies and philosophies. After William Morris, 1834 - 1896. Despite his ambition to be a painter and his later reputation as writer, poet, publisher, political thinker and activist, he is most widely known as a designer of patterns in which he combines historical themes with floral patterns. This tree of life incorporates the medieval style of mille-fleurs.