Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'Praying for Peace', by Moira Graham. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'Praying for Peace', by Moira Graham. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Praying for Peace
Maker: Moira Graham, Glenmona Resource Centre, Cushendall
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2013
Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

Strong opposing images are presented in this arpillera. We see people with hands stretched upwards praying for peace, while hovering in the background are dark figures intent on destroying the peace dove. In Moira’s opinion: “Everyone is praying for peace, but there’s always people to shoot it down by bomb and gun and their political agenda.”

This arpillera was sewn by Moira during a series of workshops that were facilitated as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013. As the women stitched their arpilleras they uncovered and brought to light their recollection of events during The Troubles.

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

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