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    'El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story', by Angela Matamoros Vásquez and Angela Vásquez González, Women Sewing History Workshop, Badalona, Spain. (Photo: Roser Corbera)
    'El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story', by Angela Matamoros Vásquez and Angela Vásquez González, Women Sewing History Workshop, Badalona, Spain. (Photo: Roser Corbera)

     

    Title of Textile:El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story
    Maker: Angela Matamoros Vásquez and Angela Vásquez González, Women Sewing History Workshop, Badalona, Spain
    Country of Origin: Catalonia / Spain
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 59cm x 48cm
    Materials: Scraps of materials hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This arpillera made by Angela and her daughter, uncovers the stories she heard from her parents about the Spanish Civil War in her home town of Extremadura, in south-west Spain. Through the arpillera process, Angela - 72 years old when creating this piece - enables her daughter and future generations to better understand this violent period of Spanish history which has not been widely acknowledged.

    She remembers: “The truck travelling along the road is carrying men on their way to be executed. The crosses show the graves where they were buried. When the men were rounded up and put on trucks, the women would come against the odds to say goodbye …in tears because they knew they would never see them again.”

    The Spanish Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (ARMH) / Association for the Historical Memory Recovery estimates that there are 113,000 people who are still in unidentified mass graves.

    Owner: Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc collection, Catalonia /Spain
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Roser Corbera



    Textile exhibited at: The Human Cost of War, 8/11/2009 - 21/11/2009
    The Human Cost of War - An Exhibition of Quilts and Arpilleras, 4/11/2010 - 15/01/2011
    Transforming threads of resistance, 27/02/2012 - 9/03/2012
    ÜberlebensKunst - Konfliktbearbeitung durch textile Bilder, 12/07/2012 - 26/08/2012
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 1, 5/09/2012 - 29/09/2012
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015
    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
    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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