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    'Hay Golpe de Estado / There is a Coup d'Etat', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Hay Golpe de Estado / There is a Coup d'Etat', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Hay Golpe de Estado / There is a Coup d'Etat
    Maker: Anonymous
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1989
    Size (cm): 50cm x 40cm
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This arpillera was made a year before the end of the 17 year Pinochet dictatorship. Here, the anonymous arpillerista graphically depicts the shocked workers at the Comandari textile factory on the outskirts of Santiago watching the military planes overhead as they bomb the National Palace, La Moneda, the government headquarters, in Santiago, on 11 September 1973.

    This key event deposed the democratically elected socialist government of President Salvador Allende, inaugurated in 1970. Through her arpillera bearing the stitched words: “Hay Golpe de Estado 11-09-1973” this arpillerista ensures that this event will not be forgotten.

    Owner: Professor Masaaki Takahashi, Japan. In the care of Conflict Textiles collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh





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