Embroidering: A Healing Exercise
On the anniversary of Ciudad Segundo Montes, we presented embroidery as a cultural tradition that accompanied these women through the period of uprooting they endured during the war and the resettlement after. Embroidery symbolically allowed the of mending those parts that were broken or torn by violence.
Now, their embroidery, their voice, and their memories tell the story of their experiences during the war.
The "Meeting of Embroiderers of Memory” took place in the Quebrachos Youth Center in Segundo Montes, where a group of 25 women from Morazan shared their memories about their artisanal work in the Colomoncagua camps.
A team from the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, led by anthropologist Georgina Hernandez, developed an event in which attendees recounted their experiences and listened to live music by Felipe Torogoz. Also, new embroideries were made from the perspective of their present.
Santos Margarita Rodríguez
Teresa Portillo Castro
María Reyes Saén
Juana Atanasia Santiago
Luisa Vigil Portillo
Blanca Isidora Benítez
Marta Santos Martínez
Florentina AmayaIrma Díaz