Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Textile Details

'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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