Michael O`Connell `Diversity of British Farming` Cheshire: tea ladies tea towel

Michael O`Connell `Diversity of British Farming` Cheshire: tea ladies tea towel

Michael O’Connell, the ‘lost modernist’, created a series of seven 3.8m-high textile artworks for the countryside pavilion at the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The wall-hangings formed a display called the ‘Diversity of British Farming’, with each one representing the unique agriculture, architecture and traditions of a different region. Two of these wall-hangings have been displayed at MERL since 2016: Kent with its oast houses and fruit trees, and Chreshire with its the distinctive Tudor architecture and dairy farms.

Details from both counties now feature on this range of products.

Product details:

  • 100% cotton
  • Dimensions: 49 cm x 71 cm
  • Printed in the UK



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