Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'The Bridge, Carnlough', by Selene Cruttenden. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'The Bridge, Carnlough', by Selene Cruttenden. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:The Bridge, Carnlough
Maker: Selene Cruttenden, Carnlough group
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2013
Size (cm): 30cm (w) x 50cm (l)
Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

Here we see the bridge in Carnlough town centre, which links the harbour area to the mountains and the Tullyoughter limestone quarry, which opened in 1890 and was a major source of employment in the area. The railway line which transported the limestone from quarry to harbour, for export, is also a prominent feature of this arpillera.

Department of the Environment NI, (January 1981) "Carnlough Conservation area", (p13)

Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Deborah Stockdale
Provenance: Conflict Textile facilitated workshops, as part of "Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles" phase 1 & 2, 2012/2013.

Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014

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