Textile Details

Chilean Arpillera:
Chilean Arpillera: "Vida cotidiana poblacional; vamos a la escuela/Lets go to school". (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:Escuela en la población / School in a población
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1980c
Size (cm): 89cm x 59cm
Materials: Scraps of material handsewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This arpillera belongs to a series of three big arpilleras, the complete size of a flour sack, with a specific focus on each. This particular piece titled: "Vida cotidiana poblacional; vamos a la escuela." depicts dwellers in a shantytown community of Santiago going about their daily routines, engaged in a myriad of family, community and economic activities. On the left hand side we see a community school where children are attending lessons, highlighting how in this community, where life is a daily struggle for the majority, the education of children is still a priority.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Kinderhilfe arpillera collection, Chile/Bonn
Location: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras y cotidianeidad femenina, 5/10/2013 - 7/11/2013
Mujeres que Hilvanan Días / Women that Sew Days Together, 5/03/2015 - 10/04/2015
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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