The "Adoration of the Magi" was woven in the tapestry works of the firm Morris and Co in Merton Abbey in 1907, and was purchased by the Belgian State.
The designer John Henry Dearle was a close associate of William Morris. He was responsible for the design of tapestries from 1887 onwards, and for supervising the tapestry works.
He only designed two religious tapestries, of which this example is the oldest. The background is elaborated without perspective and filled with flowers, similar to mediaeval millefleur tapestries. The figures placed at the front were elaborated in the style of Burne-Jones.