Trinidad

Furnishing Fabric
1960 (designed)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Born in Trinidad and trained in London, Althea McNish was quickly taken up by the thriving British textile industry in the late 1950s. She had a successful career as a freelance designer to companies such as Heal Fabrics, Ascher, Hull Traders, Liberty and Edinburgh Weavers before working on hand-painted textile hangings. Her designs are characterised by a vibrant choice of colour and free, painterly arrangements.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printed cotton
Physical Description
Furnishing fabric with a green, purple and blue flowers on an indigo ground.
Dimensions
  • Width: 123cm
  • Length: 274cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'woven and printed in England Heal's 'Trinidad' by Althea McNish' (English; selvedge)
Credit line
Given by Heal & Son Ltd.
Object history
Acquired in 1995 as part of the Heal's archive
Summary
Born in Trinidad and trained in London, Althea McNish was quickly taken up by the thriving British textile industry in the late 1950s. She had a successful career as a freelance designer to companies such as Heal Fabrics, Ascher, Hull Traders, Liberty and Edinburgh Weavers before working on hand-painted textile hangings. Her designs are characterised by a vibrant choice of colour and free, painterly arrangements.
Other Number
1680 - Heals number
Collection
Accession Number
T.444-1999

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record createdJuly 17, 2000
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