FCH Mujeres Creativas workshop – Violencia en Ayacucho/Violence in Ayacucho

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Artist Statement: This arpillera, a replica of the 1985 original, was based on a child’s drawing of his memories of the military arriving in Ayacucho in south-central Peru. His mother, through the Mujeres Creativas workshop, transformed it into an arpillera. It depicts the violence and repression of the 1980s and 1990s in Peru where over 600,000 people were displaced as a result of armed conflict between the government, self-defence groups and insurgent forces of the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Resistance Movement.