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    '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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