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    'Penurias en nuestra población / Hardship in our community', Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas (FASIC) workshop. (Photo: Tony Boyle)
    'Penurias en nuestra población / Hardship in our community', Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas (FASIC) workshop. (Photo: Tony Boyle)

     

    Title of Textile:Penurias en nuestra población / Hardship in our community
    Maker: Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas (FASIC) workshop
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1979
    Size (cm): 165cm x 133cm
    Materials: Scraps of material sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    In this nine-panel arpillera, arpilleristas from a FASIC (Fundación de Ayuda Social de las Iglesias Cristianas) workshop give us a startling insight into the harsh reality of life during the Pinochet dictatorship. Through these “windows” they depict their experiences of a community exposing, denouncing and resisting the violence and multiple hardships they are forced to endure. By stitching their stories they ensure that this violent, repressive period of Chilean history will not be forgotten. In the words of Isabel Allende:

    “The arpilleras are story tellers, for it is through them that these women have recorded and preserved the memory of a period of Chilean history that many others have chosen to forget.”

    ("Preface," in M. Agosín, Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, pages IX & X).

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance World Council of Churches
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Tony Boyle



    Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras Poéticas y recital del poeta chileno Jaime Huenún, 10/11/2012 - 15/12/2012
    RETAZOS TESTIMONIALES: arpilleras de Chile y otras latitudes, 28/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria , 26/03/2015 - 30/09/2015
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria, 8/10/2015 - 4/04/2016
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria STITCHING PEACE: Conflict, Arpilleras, M, 13/04/2016 - 12/06/2016
    Arpillera Voices and Echoes , 6/10/2016 - 14/11/2016
    Arpilleras viajeras: Chilenas y de otras latitudes, 16/11/2016 - 12/12/2016
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 30/05/2017 - 12/06/2017
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 1/07/2017 - 9/07/2017
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 29/08/2017 - 3/09/2017
    Arpilerak: Memoriaren Haritik Etorkizuna Josten / Arpilleras: Al Hilo De La Memoria, 12/04/2018 - 24/04/2018
    ARIPILLERAS: AL HILO DE LA MEMORIA, TEJIENDO FUTURO / Arpilleras: Knitting the Future, 25/04/2018 - 30/05/2018



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