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Wall Hanging - Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Chilean, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990737

Summary:
Chilean wall hanging. It is one of a series of six quilted wall hangings, which were made by migrant women in 1987 at the Migrant Women's Learning Centre at Collingwood TAFE (now Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE). The wall hangings represent images of life of migrant women in their countries of origin.

The project to create these wall hangings brought together migrant women of many backgrounds, to create an artwork which illustrates six of these backgrounds. The images used in the panels reflect the memories that these women have brought with them to Australia, and the images that they associate with their lives in their countries of origin.
Description:
Quilted wall hanging made from different materials sewn on to form a pictorial representation of a scene from Chile. Featured is a cream building set at the base of some mountains. Pictured at the back of the house are two animals which may llamas. There are three people wearing different costumes. One wears a brown dress and is decorated with silver jewellery and ornaments. Another has a long blue outfit on, which is tied at waist with a red, white and blue striped sash. The last figure wears a skirt made from light blue feathers. In the foreground are three large images which appear to be some type of statues representing human heads. The wall hanging has a border of navy blue.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Migrant Women's Learning Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 188.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 97.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cultural beliefs, cultural identity, cultural traditions, chilean communities, chilean immigration, immigration, sewing, textiles, cultural awareness, women s associations, migrant education, collingwood college of tafe, nmit
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: quilting
Place & Date Made: Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Other Association (See Comments): Chile

This panel represents the memories and images associated with a Chilean migrant woman's memories of her country.

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