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    '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: c/o Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth University, Wales
    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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