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This Arpillera depicts the hardship of the people in a poor community. They have had their water cut off, forcing them to go some distance to collect buckets of water for domestic and personal needs.

The boys are helping the women fill their buckets.

reminder that the poor were much oppressed - in spite of this, the community are pulling together sense of community

scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap - cotton fabric - household scraps Using these fabrics is very unique and individual to the artist, once it is placed on show, it becomes global

This arpillera is from the first decade of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

These characters seem to be able to cope with the difficult circumstance and act together to solve the problem.

Chile, 1980