Thursday, 8 December 2022

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'Bienvenida a las personas refugiadas - Pancarta para acciones no-violentas / Welcome Refugees - Banner for nonviolent action', by participants at the International Arpillera's Forum Gernika, Basque Country 2016. (Photo: Idoia Orbe)
'Bienvenida a las personas refugiadas - Pancarta para acciones no-violentas / Welcome Refugees - Banner for nonviolent action', by participants at the International Arpillera's Forum Gernika, Basque Country 2016. (Photo: Idoia Orbe)

 

Title of Textile:Bienvenida a las personas refugiadas - Pancarta para acciones no-violentas / Welcome Refugees - Banner for nonviolent action
Maker: Participants at the International Arpillera's Forum, Gernika, 2016
Country of Origin: Basque Country
Year Produced: 2016
Size (cm): 98cm (w) x 122cm (l)
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Banner
Description:

This collective banner comprised of arpillera dolls was made during a workshop which was part of the International Arpillera's Forum, 2016. At this time, a rally in support of refugees was taking place in Gernika. In solidarity with the rally this workshop focused on creating a banner for nonviolent action.

Over two afternoons, women from many different countries worked together, with fabric, needle and thread as their common language. This finished piece is a modest homage and support towards the 84 million people who are displaced from their homes globally, as a result of conflict, violence and human rights violations UNHCR (2021). It will be used as a banner in future nonviolent actions and protests.

Owner: Fundación Museo de la Paz de Gernika, Basque country / Spain
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Idoia Orbe





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