Sunday, 12 July 2020
  • A A A

  • Textile Details

    '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: 1980s
    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

    Textile Detail Image(s)