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The Colorful Quilt Squares Chilean Women Used to Tell the Story of Life Under Pinochet

The Colorful Quilt Squares Chilean Women Used to Tell the Story of Life Under Pinochet

It may come as a surprise to learn that women have been using the power of craft to tell their stories for a long time. Here is a more more recent example. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

After General Augusto Pinochet came to power in Chile on September 11, 1973, via a coup d’etat , his military government executed, “disappeared,” or tortured thousands of citizens. The current exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, “Disobedient Objects,” contains a few examples of arpilleras : narrative quilt squares sewn by Chilean women protesting the injustices of the regime. […]

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