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. […]