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    'Corte de agua/ Water cut', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Corte de agua/ Water cut', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)

     

    Title of Textile:Corte de agua / Water cut
    Maker: Anonymous
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1980c
    Size (cm): 44cm (w) x 34cm (l)
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This arpillera returns to the traditional style with the depiction of mountains and a flaming red sun. The poor people depicted here have had their water supply cut off by the government in order to bully them into stopping their anti-government protests.

    The vibrant colours mirror the courage and resilience of these women, who, undaunted, carried buckets to their middle-class neighbours and asked them for water. The water tanks are visible in the bottom right hand corner, which the women filled that day in order to journey back to their communities victoriously bearing water.

    The arpillera typifies the creativity and sheer determination of these women, working collectively, to provide a basic need for their families and communities, a need denied to them by the dictatorship. In the words of Marjorie Agosín (2008): “They participated in all kinds of demonstrations against the dictatorship”

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Traude Rebman, Germany
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Colin Peck



    Textile exhibited at: The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras, 6/02/2008 - 19/04/2008
    Chilean Arpilleras , 11/09/2008 - 11/10/2008
    The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras, 23/09/2008 - 23/09/2008
    Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
    Finding Our Voices -The Power of Arpilleras, 26/09/2009 - 30/10/2009
    Threads of Life: Quilts and arpilleras that speak out, 16/10/2009 - 1/11/2009
    Arpilleras: Voices on Tapestries, 8/03/2010 - 31/03/2010
    Arpilleras: Embajadoras para el Bicentenario Quilts/Arpilleras: Ambassadors for the B, 14/04/2010 - 20/05/2010
    Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras, 20/05/2010 - 22/05/2010
    The Politics of the Mundane in Chilean and Other Arpilleras, 27/08/2010 - 29/08/2010
    Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
    Arpilleras e resistência política no Chile , 30/07/2011 - 30/10/2011
    Arpilleras of Chilean political resistance , 22/03/2012 - 5/06/2012
    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
    Arpillera Journeys, 6/03/2015 - 12/06/2015
    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
    Tkanine otpora: glasovi žena / Textiles of Resistance: Women's Voices , 14/09/2019 - 30/09/2019



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