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Vintage Peruvian Arpillera Sculpture Collage Zippered Makeup Clutch Purse Bag Hand Sewn Patchwork Dolls Playing Golf

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Vintage Peruvian Arpillera Sculpture Collage Zippered Makeup Clutch Purse Bag Hand Sewn Patchwork Dolls Playing Golf

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About Arpilleras

Vintage Peruvian Arpillera Sculpture Collage Zippered Makeup Clutch Purse Bag Hand Sewn Patchwork Dolls Playing Golf

  • A whimsical fabric sculpture picture that also happens to be a zippered pouch.
  • A conversation starter!
  • Little stuffed dolls with tiny stuffed golf balls and leather golf clubs animate the front of this patchworked hand sewn bag.
  • The back is also patchwork, hand sewn with colorful embroidered garden flowers and blooming greens.
  • There is a full length top zipper with one interior compartment fully lined in waterproof black vinyl.
  • Vintage; never used.
  • The little people on the front are stuffed dolls sewn directly onto the purse.
  • The trees and flags are fabric, collaged using recycled materials, applied with matching and contrasting hand stitching.
  • This is hand sewn and hand embroidered, and there may be a loose stitch here or there.
  • One of a kind.
  • Country of Origin: Peru
  • Age: XXéme c1970
  • Exactly as shown in the detailed photos.
  • SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PHOTOS.
  • All the information you need to decide about a purchase is in front of you at the time of purchase.

SIZE:

  • Not precisely rectangular, this measures overall approximately 17 cm x 11 cm // 6.5 inches x 4.25 inches.

CONDITION:

  • By " antique " we mean over 100 years of age.
  • By " vintage " we mean between 50 and 100 years of age.
  • Our items are made of matter and they are OLD; this means they are NOT NEW.
  • They are not recent reproductions, recent copies, or fakes.

There are no signs of usage and few if any of age including but not limited to:

  • This is hand sewn and hand embroidered, and there may be a loose stitch here or there.
  • RESTORATION: No restoration.
  • MEASUREMENT VERIFIED: Yes.
  • There may also be something that we missed because we aren't specifically trained to see it.
  • We've not examined this microscopically.
  • We've not taken this apart or put it back together.
  • We've not subtracted anything nor added anything that was not already there.
  • We've not cleaned this.
  • The condition is good.
  • There's nothing functionally wrong with this.
  • The condition is exactly as shown in the gallery photos.
  • Look at all the gallery photos carefully and read this description carefully.
  • It is impossible to divine exactly what information a buyer might want.
  • It is the buyer's responsibility to carefully scrutinize a purchase before buying.
  • Please consider your purchase carefully.
  • We are happy to help in any way we can by answering your questions to the best of our ability and furnishing additional specifics upon request.
  • This is not sold on approval.
  • Ask your questions before you buy.

 





 

 

 

 


 


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Product CodeVINXNGIX73
ConditionNew
Weight3lb

About Arpilleras

Arpillera is pronounced "are-pea-air-uh" and the pleural form, arpilleras, means "burlap" in Spanish. Originating in Chile, these brightly-colored patchwork pictures made from recycled and found materials were stitched onto sacking, expressing and chronicling the life of the poor and oppressed in Chile in the 1970s and 1980s during the totalitarian military regime of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte where all normal channels for free expression were closed. They are a remarkable testament to the human spirit, and to Chilean women’s extraordinary strength and survival through tremendous suffering and loss. The Chilean government considered them traitorous and forbid them to be shown or sold in the country. The earliest arpilleras were smuggled out of the country in diplomatic pouches. Packages and suitcases suspected of containing them were confiscated. In self-protection, the women did not sign their work; they also had no formal training in art.

Arpilleras have many common elements. Bits of fabric are cut in the shapes of houses, trees, or objects and are stitched to the backing. Figures of people are almost always three-dimensional, with little rolled arms, heads and bodies coming out of a flat background. Sticks, bits of foil, plastic, or paper, dried beans, and other commonly found materials are frequently sewn or glued onto the tapestries. Simple decorative topstitching fills in the details. Each arpillera is bordered by a colorful fabric binding, blanket stitch, or crocheted wool edging. Older women with failing eyesight helped by stuffing the heads for the figures and crocheting the borders.

Once a foreign market for arpilleras was established, arpilleras from other sources and countries began to appear, and over time, other Latin American countries adopted arpilleras as an art form, including but not limited to Colombia, Nicaragua, and Peru where some believe the three-dimensional doll-like figures originated. The arpilleras from these countries almost always depict an innocent, happy world.

For more information:

https://benton.uconn.edu/exhibitions/arpilleria/what-is-an-arpillera/

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpilleras











 

 

 

 


 


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