Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Textile Details

'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: Missing
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
Conflict, Peace: Our journey, our future, 14/09/2020 - 31/10/2020



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