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    '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: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh

    Textile exhibited at: 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 - 24/02/2020

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