This cosmetic bag has been exclusively produced for the Whitworth to accompany the new exhibition Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, a touring exhibition from the William Morris Gallery. McNish was the first Caribbean designer to achieve international recognition and one of the most influential and innovative textile designers in the UK.
The fully lined cosmetic bag is made with 100% organic cotton and features Althea's Painted Desert design.
Painted Desert, 1959 [T.10266]. Althea McNish, Hull Traders Ltd. Furnishing Length. © The McNish Trust. Image © the Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photography by Michael Pollard.