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    'Unamos las manos; Queremos la paz / Let's interlace our Hands; We want peace!', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Unamos las manos; Queremos la paz / Let's interlace our Hands; We want peace!', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Unamos las manos; Queremos la paz / Let's interlace our Hands; We want peace!
    Maker: Anonymous
    Country of Origin: Peru
    Year Produced: 1986
    Size (cm): Standard
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This Peruvian arpillera was made in one of the well-known workshops of Lima. It was set up during the hard times of the war between government forces and Shining Path, though it still exists as a space created by and for women. It helps them to support their family income, sometimes being the only earner.

    This is an arpillera that shows only women. They are symbolically standing around the globe, letting us know that they represent the voice of women from all over the world. They are holding hands and declare: WE WANT PEACE and they also express the way they think this can be achieved by saying: "Let us hold hands".

    The women have also embroidered peace symbols, so as to ensure that their message gets through.

    Owner: Private
    Location: Germany
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Gaby Franger





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