Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'In memory of Teresa Durán' by Linda Adams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'In memory of Teresa Durán' by Linda Adams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:En memoria de Teresa Durán / In memory of Teresa Durán
Maker: Linda Adams
Country of Origin: England
Year Produced: 2011
Size (cm): 42cm (w) x 29cm (l)
Materials: Scraps of recycled material and embroidery including plastic
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This is a poignant memorial to Chilean woman Teresa Durán, who died in 2011. Teresa was an anthropologist and human rights academic, whose work led her to focus on the issue of the Mapuche people identity. Linda shares her reflections on the choice of fabrics used: "the blue fabric used for the sky was made for wrapping flowers, I loved the clear blue sky colour which made me think of heaven plus it seemed apt to put flowers as a tribute to Teresa and to use a fabric which would have been wrapped around them." Linda chose the national flower called copihue, which is a wild flower native to the Mapuche land.

Linda made this piece as a gift for Roberta Bacic, who was a colleague of Teresa.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
Location: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University, Derry / Londonderry
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

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