Friday, 2 December 2022

Textile Details

'Verdulería en la población / Greengrocers in a población', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Verdulería en la población / Greengrocers in a población', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:Verdulería en la población / Greengrocers in a población
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1980c
Size (cm): 89cm x 59cm
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This arpillera belongs to a series of three big arpilleras, the complete size of a flour sack, with a specific focus on each. This particular piece depicts dwellers in a shantytown community of Santiago going about their daily routines, engaged in a myriad of family, community and economic activities. In this arpillera, the market is the focal point, where goods are bought and sold, news is exchanged, plans are made and families, ever resourceful in this shantytown community, find a means to survive.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Arpillera collection, Kinderhilfe, Chile/Bonn
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

Textile exhibited at: 'Arpilleras Aus Chile' -Eine Retrospektive, 6/05/2010 - 28/05/2010
Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
Arpilleras and the Poetry of Survival, 10/05/2011 - 9/06/2011
Stitched Voices / Lleisiau wedi eu Pwytho, 25/03/2017 - 13/05/2017
Stitched Voices: Knowing conflict through textiles, 17/11/2017 - 20/12/2017
Conflict Textiles collection: Verbal Arts Centre, 10/07/2019 - 24/08/2020

Textile Detail Image(s)

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