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Embroiderers of Memory: Historical memory of women of El Salvador

Presented by Boston University at Boston University School of Theology Library, Boston MA

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Nov 12 2019
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Dec 17 2019
Embroiderers of Memory: Historical memory of women of El Salvador

The exhibition “Embroiderers of Memory” presents the testimonial voices of women from the rural communities of Morazán, El Salvador, who were forced by government troops to flee to refugee camps in Honduras during the country’s bloody civil war (1980-92). Embroidery is a longstanding peasant tradition: women decorate household items with designs typically involving birds and flowers. In the refugee camps, however, the women’s embroidery work centered on their traumatic memories about

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