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    'Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos/ Exile of the Republicans crossing the Pyrenees', by Arpilleristas Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc. (Photo: Roser Corbera)
    'Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos/ Exile of the Republicans crossing the Pyrenees', by Arpilleristas Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc. (Photo: Roser Corbera)

     

    Title of Textile:Exilio de los Republicanos cruzando los Pirineos / Exile of the Republicans crossing the Pyrenees
    Maker: Arpilleristas Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc
    Country of Origin: Catalonia / Spain
    Year Produced: 2012
    Size (cm): 49cm x 42cm
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This piece was created by women who had previously in 2009 related their memories of the Spanish Civil War through individual arpilleras. Here they depict the collective Catalonian memory of this group regarding the experience of crossing the Pyrenees into France. On this journey into exile they endured terrible hardships and perilous conditions as they made their way through this mountainous terrain, a journey which not all survived.

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





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