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    'Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)

     

    Title of Textile:Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
    Maker: Anonymous
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1970s
    Size (cm): 49cm x 39cm
    Materials: Scraps of materials and clothing of disappeared husband hand sewn on flour sack
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    In this arpillera women are actively protesting against the Pinochet dictatorship, which by the late 1970s had become synonymous with arbitrary detentions, torture, disappearances, executions, assassinations and forced exile. Some of the women defiantly clash cymbals in front of a police car. Others carry leaflets publicising a campaign to find their disappeared relatives. Fully aware of the likely consequences of their actions they continue to demand “Peace”, “Justice” and “Freedom”.

    The material used makes this piece particularly poignant. The dark grey background is from the trousers of a disappeared man and the road from the checked fabric shirt of another. Reflecting on this practice, which was born out of necessity, an arpillerista tells Roberta Bacic: "I can remember us using the trousers, shirts, pullovers, pyjamas and even socks of our disappeared to sew and stitch our arpilleras."

    (Bacic in Agosín,”Stitching Resistance Women, Creativity and Fiber Crafts” (2014), p67).

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Alba Sanfeliú, Spain
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Colin Peck



    Textile exhibited at: The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras, 6/02/2008 - 19/04/2008
    Chilean Arpilleras , 11/09/2008 - 11/10/2008
    The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras, 23/09/2008 - 23/09/2008
    L'art de la supervivència: les veus de la resistència de les dones xilenes, 4/11/2008 - 12/12/2008
    Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
    The Human Cost of War, 8/11/2009 - 21/11/2009
    Arpilleras: Voices on Tapestries, 8/03/2010 - 31/03/2010
    Arpilleras: Embajadoras para el Bicentenario Quilts/Arpilleras: Ambassadors for the B, 14/04/2010 - 20/05/2010
    Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras, 20/05/2010 - 22/05/2010
    Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
    The Human Cost of War - An Exhibition of Quilts and Arpilleras, 4/11/2010 - 15/01/2011
    Arpilleras e resistência política no Chile , 30/07/2011 - 30/10/2011
    Transforming threads of resistance, 27/02/2012 - 9/03/2012
    Arpilleras of Chilean political resistance , 22/03/2012 - 5/06/2012
    ÜberlebensKunst - Konfliktbearbeitung durch textile Bilder, 12/07/2012 - 26/08/2012
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 1, 5/09/2012 - 29/09/2012
    Arpilleras in contested spaces, 3/09/2013 - 6/09/2013
    RETAZOS TESTIMONIALES: arpilleras de Chile y otras latitudes, 28/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
    SMALL Actions BIG Movements, 1/07/2014 - 11/07/2014
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria , 26/03/2015 - 30/09/2015
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria, 8/10/2015 - 4/04/2016
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria STITCHING PEACE: Conflict, Arpilleras, M, 13/04/2016 - 12/06/2016
    Stitched Legacies of Conflicts , 7/10/2016 - 26/11/2016
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 30/05/2017 - 12/06/2017
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 1/07/2017 - 9/07/2017
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 29/08/2017 - 3/09/2017
    Arpillera Doll Making Workshop, 1/12/2017 - 1/12/2017
    Arpilerak: Memoriaren Haritik Etorkizuna Josten / Arpilleras: Al Hilo De La Memoria, 12/04/2018 - 24/04/2018
    ARIPILLERAS: AL HILO DE LA MEMORIA, TEJIENDO FUTURO / Arpilleras: Knitting the Future, 25/04/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Threads, War and Conflict, 3/04/2019 - 29/04/2019



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