Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

Northern Ireland arpillera: Alexander Mc Neill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
Northern Ireland arpillera: Alexander Mc Neill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Alexander Mc Neill
Maker: Nora Glanville, Carnlough group
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

In this arpillera, Nora recalls the story of Alexander McNeill, a 45 year old worker at Carnlough South limestone quarries in the 1890s, a major source of employment in the area at that time. Historical sources reveal that Alexander fell into the scorching lime kiln, and was burned to death on February 20th, 1895.

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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