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    'Nuestra carnicería / Our Butcher's', by E.M. Villa Lautaro workshop. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Nuestra carnicería / Our Butcher's', by E.M. Villa Lautaro workshop. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Nuestra carnicería / Our Butcher's
    Maker: E.M. Villa Lautaro workshop
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1978c
    Size (cm): 67cm (w) x 62cm (l)
    Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    In this piece, crafted during the dictatorship, pride is expressed in the title of "Our" Butcher's, an institution firmly rooted in the community. It highlights how the indignity of war and a repressive regime can be counteracted, in some small way, by a sense of ownership and belonging. This arpillera, acquired by Marjorie Agosin was donated to Roberta Bacic and is now part of the Conflict Textiles collection

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Donation from Marjorie Agosín
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh





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