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    'Violencia en Ayacucho / Violence in Ayacucho', 
by FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop.  
(Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Violencia en Ayacucho / Violence in Ayacucho', by FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


    Title of Textile:Violencia en Ayacucho/Violence in Ayacucho
    Maker: FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop
    Country of Origin: Peru
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 51cm x 41cm
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    This piece, a replica of the 1985 original arpillera, was made by the Mujeres Creativas workshop in Lima. It takes its inspiration from a child’s drawing, portraying his memories of the military arriving in the city of Ayacucho in south-central Peru. His mother, through the Mujeres Creativas workshop, created this arpillera depicting the harshness, violence and repression of this era.

    Over 600,000 people were displaced within Peru during the 1980s and 1990s as a result of an armed conflict between the government, self defence groups and insurgent forces of the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Resistance Movement. In 1980, the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) used Ayachucho as its base for its campaign against the Peruvian government.

    The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission estimates that over 69,000 died as a result of this violent conflict, with more than 40 percent of the reported deaths and disappearances concentrated in the Ayacucho department.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Rebecca Dudley, USA/ New Zealand
    Location: Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc (Badalona)
    Original / Replica: Replica
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh

    Textile exhibited at: The Politics of the Mundane in Chilean and Other Arpilleras, 27/08/2010 - 29/08/2010
    Arpilleras and the Poetry of Survival, 10/05/2011 - 9/06/2011
    Arpilleras y cotidianeidad femenina, 5/10/2013 - 7/11/2013
    Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015
    Arpilleras Dialogantes / Arpillera Conversations, 28/05/2015 - 28/05/2015
    Overcoming, Remembering: The Politics of Sewing, 8/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
    Arpilleras Bordando à Resistência / Arpilleras Embroidering Resistance, 25/09/2015 - 25/10/2015
    Arpilleras de América Latina: Mujeres cosedoras de vida , 19/03/2016 - 24/04/2016
    LA VIDA QUE SE TEJE Tejidos de América Latina por la memoria y la vida, 11/05/2016 - 10/07/2016
    War-Torn Children, 1/03/2017 - 15/04/2017
    War-Torn Children , 17/07/2017 - 28/07/2017
    War-Torn Children, 2/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
    War-Torn Children, 8/02/2018 - 24/03/2018
    War-Torn Children, 5/09/2018 - 29/11/2018
    #DerechosdelNiño / #DretsdelsInfants / #ChildrensRights, 10/11/2020 - 29/01/2021
    #ChildrensRights / #DerechosdelNiño / #DretsdelsInfants , 15/03/2021 - 6/06/2021

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