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    'Olla Común 2 / Soup Kitchen 2', by Aurora Ortiz.
(Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Olla Común 2 / Soup Kitchen 2', by Aurora Ortiz. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Olla Común 2 / Soup Kitchen 2
    Maker: Aurora Ortiz
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 2011
    Size (cm): 60cm(w) x 70cm(l)
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This arpillera depicts the hunger and poverty wrought by conflict and social injustice. Created over 20 years after the Pinochet dictatorship, it depicts both the desperation of hunger among the poor during the Pinochet era; forced to seek food from church charities, and also the resilience of those who find ways to ensure that the worst affected are not left hungry.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh





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