Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Textile Details

'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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