Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'Mi Trabajo en el Mercado /My work in the Market', Mujeres Creativas Workshop. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Mi Trabajo en el Mercado /My work in the Market', Mujeres Creativas Workshop. (Photo: Colin Peck)

 

Title of Textile:Mi Trabajo en el Mercado / My work in the Market
Maker: Marina, Mujeres Creativas Workshop
Country of Origin: Peru
Year Produced: 2008
Size (cm): 67cm (w) x 62cm (l)
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera
Description:

A significant aftershock of war is the displacement of civilians fleeing the violence. In this Peruvian arpillera, a replica of the 1985 original made in a Mujeres Creativas workshop, life for the displaced in a Lima shanty town is depicted. In order to ensure a level of normality and to allow life to go on, markets such as these are integral to keeping the spirit of survival.

We can identify with all the women: the seller of the vegetables, the shop assistants, the women buying what they can afford; each hoping for a more stable, peaceful, non-violent existence.

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Replica
Photographer: Colin Peck





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