Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'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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