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    'La lucha continua / The struggle continues', by Linda Adams. (Photo: Rory McCarron)
    'La lucha continua / The struggle continues', by Linda Adams. (Photo: Rory McCarron)

     

    Title of Textile:La lucha continúa / The struggle continues
    Maker: Linda Adams
    Country of Origin: England
    Year Produced: 2010
    Size (cm): 42cm (w) x 29cm (l)
    Materials: Black aida used for cross stitch
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    Through her research into the history of the Mapuche people, Linda discovered that these people in Southern Chile have suffered repression and colonisation for over 500 years. She cautions that, whilst the 81-day hunger strike in 2010 by 34 Mapuche peasants in defence of their land has ended, their issues are not resolved and their land struggles continue.

    Her choice of materials is quite deliberate in this piece. She states: "Its deliberately not recycled material as its not showing events that have happened its a story that continues and may be changed. This is why this piece is left unfinished."

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Rory Mc Carron



    Textile exhibited at: The poetry of arpilleras, 31/05/2011 - 3/06/2011
    Arpilleras Poéticas y recital del poeta chileno Jaime Huenún, 10/11/2012 - 15/12/2012



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