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One of the greatest influences on Tolkien was the polymath William Morris. Tolkien wished to imitate Morris's prose and poetry romances, and his illustrations to his own works show the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. (Illustration - Tolkien's tree of Amalion)

Tree of Life 'Kalamkari' painting. The 3000 yr old ancient art of painting on fabric using colors derived from plant roots and vegetables. Andhra Pradesh, India.