Friday, 2 December 2022

Textile Details

'Reparadora de calzados / Shoe repair workshop', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Reparadora de calzados / Shoe repair workshop', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Title of Textile:Taller de calzados / Shoe repair workshop
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1983c
Size (cm): 67cm (w) x 62cm (l)
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera
Description:

This arpillera illustrates how the sense of community and inter-dependence that exists among the poor helps them endure the hardships of poverty and violent conflict. Thus the cobbler, who enables people who can't afford new shoes to continue wearing the ones they have, can earn his own living and keep his family.

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





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