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    'Violencia en Ayacucho 2 / Violence in Ayacucho 2', MH Mujeres Creativas workshop. (Photo: Rory McCarron)
    'Violencia en Ayacucho 2 / Violence in Ayacucho 2', MH Mujeres Creativas workshop. (Photo: Rory McCarron)

     

    Title of Textile:Violencia en Ayacucho 2 / Violence in Ayacucho 2
    Maker: MH Mujeres Creativas workshop
    Country of Origin: Peru
    Year Produced: 2011
    Size (cm): 51cm (w) x 41cm (h)
    Materials: Embroidery on hessian and some scraps of material
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    Made by the Mujeres Creativas workshop in Lima, Peru, this piece is a replica of the 1985 original arpillera. It takes as its inspiration a picture drawn by a child portraying his memories of the military arriving in Ayacucho. His mother, through the Mujeres Creativas workshop, created this arpillera depicting the harshness and repression of this era.

    Over 600,000 people were displaced within Peru during the 1980s and 1990s as a result of an armed conflict between the government, self defence groups and insurgent forces of the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Resistance Movement. In 1980, the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) used Ayachucho as its base for its campaign against the Peruvian government.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance, Curator Roberta Bacic's acquisition
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Replica
    Photographer: Rory McCarron



    Textile exhibited at: Conflict Textiles collection: Tower Museum and Guildhall, 11/07/2016 - 16/12/2016
    Latin American Village, 16/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
    Development Education in the Continuum of Teacher Education , 6/02/2019 - 6/02/2019



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