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    'Trabajo compartido / Shared housework', Taller de Mujeres Creativas. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Trabajo compartido / Shared housework', Taller de Mujeres Creativas. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Trabajo compartido / Shared housework
    Maker: Taller de Mujeres Creativas
    Country of Origin: Peru
    Year Produced: 1985c
    Size (cm): 41cm x 50cm
    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.

    The action in this arpillera takes place mainly in the family garden. Everybody seems very busy doing domestic and garden chores. They look content and each member of the group is doing something. The textiles and embroidery are colourful.

    The people also seem very friendly to each other. You can see it in their smiles. They have used little dolls to give life and perspective to the different characters they represent.

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





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