Friday, 2 December 2022

Textile Details

'Map of Chile', by Aurora Ortiz. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Map of Chile', by Aurora Ortiz. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Title of Textile:Mapa de Chile / Map of Chile
Maker: Aurora Ortíz
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 2009
Size (cm): 48cm (w) x 164cm (L)
Materials: Scraps of material handsewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera

From the military coup of 1970 to the 1988 plebiscite that brought an end to the Pinochet dictatorship, Chile lived during a time when thousands were imprisoned,tortured and killed and oppressive laws forbade protest and acts of subversion as defined by the rulers.

This arpillera is from the post Pinochet era. With its colourful depiction of Chile's flowers, resources and landmarks, it expresses the rich heritage of the country, which can be preserved and nurtured in peaceful times. It was given as a gift to curator Roberta Bacic, originally from Chile, to bring her native land back to her European home in Northern Ireland.

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

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