Conflict Textiles is home to a large collection of international textiles, exhibitions and associated events, all of which focus on elements of conflict and human rights abuses. Conflict Textiles is an ‘Associated Site’ of CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

logo of Conflict Textiles siteCurrently the collection is in the process of being transferred to Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Museum Service at the Tower Museum, Derry ~ Londonderry.

The Conflict Textiles logo was produced by Roser Corbera who is a designer. Roser is a participant of Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc’s arpillera program, based in Badalona, Catalonia. She designed and maintains their website and arpilleras blog.

Examples of textiles from the collection

  • Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom

    Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom

    Chilean Arpillera: Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom. (Photo: Colin Peck)
  • Common Loss

    Common Loss

    Northern Ireland Textile: Common Loss. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
  • Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos

    Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos

    Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos / Exile of the Republicans crossing the Pyrenees. (Photo: Roser Corbera)
  • La Cueca Sola

    La Cueca Sola

    Chilean Arpillera: La Cueca Sola / They Dance Alone. (Photo: Colin Peck)
  • Remembering our ancestors

    Remembering our ancestors

    Cook Islands Tivaevae quilt: Remembering our ancestors. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
  • Events of 1998

    Events of 1998

    Northern Ireland Quilt: Events of 1998. (Photo: Irene MacWilliam)
  • En Chile se tortura

    En Chile se tortura

    Chilean Arpillera: En Chile se tortura / Demonstration against torture. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
  • Amandla!

    Amandla!

    ‘Amandla!’, by Elaine Barnard. (Photo: Dion Cuyler)
  • No going back

    No going back

    Northern Ireland Arpillera: No going back. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)