Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Textile Details

'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. Donation from World Council of Churches (2011)
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Tony Boyle



Textile exhibited at: Events of the Year Quilts and Testimonies of Survival , 16/02/2012 - 24/03/2012
Events of the Year Quilts and Testimonies of Survival , 12/04/2012 - 30/06/2012
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 , 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
State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence, 28/09/2022 - 23/10/2022



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