torstai 4. huhtikuuta 2013

C is for Chile

 These cards are from our godchild whose father disapeared during Augusto Pinochet's regime. 

Santiago 13. 3. 1991
Arpillera " La Ronda"
Talleres Solidarios
Arzobispado de Santiago -Vicaria de la Solidaridad

Arpilleras are colorfully enchanting patchwork images telling stories of daily life.  This one is so  bright and cheerful, children playing and doing homeworks and the sun is shining.The history of these beautiful arpilleras is however quite dark.  More information about Arpillera Movement and Vicaria de la Solidaridad you find here

Arpillera Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos "Larga es la Ausencia"  La Cueca Sola - They Dance Alone

Cueca Solo is a protest song composed by English musician Sting and published first on the 1987 album Nothing Like the Sun. The song is a metaphor referring to mourning Chilean women (arpilleristas) who dance the Cueca, the national dance of  Chile, alone with photographs of their disappeared loved ones in their hands. Sting explained his song as a symbolic gesture of protest against the Chilean dictator Augusto Pnochet whose regime killed thousands of people between 1973 and 1990.

Stgo 27/6/90 
Wonderful view of the Osorno volcano

Birthday greetings for our daughter on July 1990
 Santiago de Chile: Vista de la ciudad desde el cerro San Cristobal.
City View from San Cristobal hill.

Stgo/ 3/5/91
There is a time for everything,
God's love lasts forever.

Love is a smile.

4 kommenttia:

  1. This is amazing work--what artistry and colors--fills my eyes. So sad to think your little goddaughter's father disappeared. How awful for her. It is a tragic thing. May God comfort her and your family...though I sense this happened some time ago. ((hugs))

    1. Yes, those works are beautiful. Our godchild is grownup now and she has finished her school and she is now at work. It was really sad time for her and her family but things are better nowadays.

  2. By the way--your photography is breathtaking.


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