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    'Fin de semana en una población / Weekend in a población', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Fin de semana en una población / Weekend in a población', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)

     

    Title of Textile:Fin de semana en una población / Weekend in a población
    Maker: Anonymous
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1980c
    Size (cm): 96cm (w) x 69cm (l)
    Materials: Scraps of material handsewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This piece depicts the mountains and wide open blue skies of Chile with a bright sun shining down. This large arpillera reflects the daily life within a población (poor neighbourhood). The vibrant energy of the población is expressively illustrated here as a hive of activity. To the right of the foreground, we see people around a table preparing the traditional Chilean food of empanadas, which are cooked in the clay oven beside it. We also see children playing and boys fishing at the river; women are washing their clothes and beating the dust from blankets. We see a busy soup kitchen providing for the very poor. However, the sun still shines down on all of them equally.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Kinderhilfe arpillera collection, Chile/Bonn
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Colin Peck





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