Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Textile Details

'Juntos en la adversidad / Together in adversity', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Juntos en la adversidad / Together in adversity', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:Juntos en la adversidad / Together in adversity
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1983c
Size (cm): 49cm (w) x 39cm (l)
Materials: Scraps of materials hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This piece, made at the height of the period in which arpilleras were sold abroad as part of a solidarity campaign, depicts how this community dealt with the closure of factories and economical restraints during the Pinochet regime. We see people contributing in various ways to the soup kitchen effort; and two men are distributing leaflets about their working circumstances. Like most classical arpilleras, this one is made of scraps of fabric. It is unusual in that the mountains are made of camouflage material, which is a unique way to depict the ever-present Andes.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Kinderhilfe arpillera collection, Chile/Bonn
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

Textile exhibited at: Cultural Stories in Textiles, 25/02/2010 - 27/02/2010
Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
Arpilleras e resistência política no Chile , 30/07/2011 - 30/10/2011
Arpilleras of Chilean political resistance , 22/03/2012 - 5/06/2012
Arpilleras Poéticas y recital del poeta chileno Jaime Huenún, 10/11/2012 - 15/12/2012
RETAZOS TESTIMONIALES: arpilleras de Chile y otras latitudes, 28/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
Arpilleras: Verhalen over leven / Arpilleras: stories of life and survival, 23/09/2015 - 20/11/2015
ARPILLERAS: verhalen over leven ARPILLERAS: stories of life and survival, 16/01/2016 - 24/02/2016
Enduring Life: Arpillera Voices, 11/05/2016 - 15/07/2016
Arpillera Voices and Echoes , 6/10/2016 - 14/11/2016
Arpilleras viajeras: Chilenas y de otras latitudes, 16/11/2016 - 12/12/2016
Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 30/05/2017 - 12/06/2017
Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 29/08/2017 - 3/09/2017

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