Friday, 30 September 2022

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'Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:Encadenamiento / Women chained to Parliament gates
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1988c
Size (cm): 63cm x 51cm
Materials: Scraps of materials hand sewn onto flour sack
Type of Textile: Arpillera

In this arpillera, women have chained themselves to the gates in front of the Congress building in public protest at the actions of the Pinochet regime, particularly the disappearance of their loved ones. All of the women who took part in this protest were detained for five days. Encadenamiento was made in one of the workshops run by Vicaría de la Solidaridad in the late 1980s

Owner: Sean Carroll, Washington, USA/Spain
Location: USA
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras / Quilts that cry out, challenge and question, 12/11/2008 - 14/11/2008
Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
The Human Cost of War, 8/11/2009 - 21/11/2009
Arpilleras: Voices on Tapestries, 8/03/2010 - 31/03/2010
Arpilleras: Embajadoras para el Bicentenario Quilts/Arpilleras: Ambassadors for the B, 14/04/2010 - 20/05/2010
Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras, 20/05/2010 - 22/05/2010
Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
The Human Cost of War - An Exhibition of Quilts and Arpilleras, 4/11/2010 - 15/01/2011
Arpilleras e resistência política no Chile , 30/07/2011 - 30/10/2011
Transforming threads of resistance, 27/02/2012 - 9/03/2012
Arpilleras of Chilean political resistance , 22/03/2012 - 5/06/2012
COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria , 26/03/2015 - 30/09/2015

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