Textile Details

'Violencia en Ayacucho / Violence in Ayacucho', 
by FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop.  
(Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Violencia en Ayacucho / Violence in Ayacucho', by FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Title of Textile:Violencia en Ayacucho/Violence in Ayacucho
Maker: FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop
Country of Origin: Peru
Year Produced: 2009
Size (cm): 51cm x 41cm
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera
Description:

Made by the Mujeres Creativas workshop in Lima, Peru, this piece, a replica of the 1985 original arpillera, takes as its inspiration a picture drawn by a child portraying his memories of the military arriving in Ayacucho. His mother, through the Mujeres Creativas workshop, created this arpillera depicting the harshness and repression of this era.

Over 600,000 people were displaced within Peru during the 1980s and 1990s as a result of an armed conflict between the government, self defence groups and insurgent forces of the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Resistance Movement. In 1980, the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) used Ayachucho as its base for its campaign against the Peruvian government.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Rebecca Dudley, USA/ New Zealand
Location: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Original / Replica: Replica
Photographer: Martin Melaugh



Textile exhibited at: The Politics of the Mundane in Chilean and Other Arpilleras, 27/08/2010 - 29/08/2010
Arpilleras and the Poetry of Survival, 10/05/2011 - 9/06/2011
Arpilleras y cotidianeidad femenina, 5/10/2013 - 7/11/2013
Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014
Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015
Arpilleras Dialogantes / Arpillera Conversations, 28/05/2015 - 28/05/2015
Overcoming, Remembering: The Politics of Sewing, 8/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Arpilleras Bordando à Resistência / Arpilleras Embroidering Resistance, 25/09/2015 - 25/10/2015
Arpilleras de América Latina: Mujeres cosedoras de vida , 19/03/2016 - 24/04/2016
LA VIDA QUE SE TEJE Tejidos de América Latina por la memoria y la vida, 11/05/2016 - 10/07/2016
War-Torn Children, 1/03/2017 - 15/04/2017
War-Torn Children , 17/07/2017 - 28/07/2017
War-Torn Children, 2/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
War-Torn Children, 8/02/2018 - 24/03/2018



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