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    'La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone', by Marta Covarrubias. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone', by Marta Covarrubias. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone
    Maker: Marta Covarrubias
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 50cm x 40cm
    Materials: Scraps of materials hand sewn onto flour sack
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This Chilean arpillera shows women on their own dancing the traditional Cueca, which is a dance meant for partners and represents the different emotions and stages of romance.

    It expresses how these women reacted when pushed to the limit. A number of versions of 'La cueca sola' have been made since the original one was produced in the late 1980s. This version was made by Marta Covarrubias, daughter in law of Violeta Morales, who created the arpillera 'Torture Chamber' in 1996.

    Owner: Marjorie Agosín private collection
    Location: USA
    Original / Replica: Replica
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh



    Textile exhibited at: ÜberlebensKunst - Konfliktbearbeitung durch textile Bilder, 12/07/2012 - 26/08/2012
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015



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