Saturday, 30 September 2023

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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: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
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
State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence, 28/09/2022 - 23/10/2022
Arpilleras Poéticas, 7/12/2023 - 17/03/2024

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