Object Timeline

1957

  • Work on this object began.

1961

  • Work on this object ended.

2020

2021

  • We acquired this object.

2022

Textile, Golden Harvest, designed late 1950s; printed early 1960s

This is a Textile. It was designed by Althea McNish. It is dated designed late 1950s; printed early 1960s and we acquired it in 2021. Its medium is cotton. It is a part of the department.

Althea McNish was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and began painting at an early age. In the 1950s, she moved to London and became an influential textile designer, known for vibrantly colored tropical patterns. A founding member of the Caribbean Artists Movement, McNish took the Caribbean aesthetic to an international audience through designs for Christian Dior, Mary Quant, and Pierre Cardin, but was unable to breakthrough as a visual artist.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 146.7 × 125.7 cm (57 3/4 × 49 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Golden Harvest, designed late 1950s; printed early 1960s; Designed by Althea McNish (Trinidadian, active in England); cotton; H x W: 146.7 × 125.7 cm (57 3/4 × 49 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2021-1-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Duro Olowu Selects.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318804706/ |title=Textile, Golden Harvest, designed late 1950s; printed early 1960s |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=5 December 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>