The hand embroidered Krakatoa cloth belongs to the Pandemic Series. Together with CALMA cloth and MELIFERA cloth
We are talking about a species that shut itself up in its homes to cause other pandemics. For instance, stay-at-home orders limit the spread of the virus. But it has proven to be a dangerous situation for women with violent partners.
According to UN data, 50 women die every week in Europe due to the gender violence virus. One of three women in the world suffers sexual or physical violence.
Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights.
As the UN reports, we are 60 years away from achieving equality between men and women. The pandemic has increased gender inequalities. Women occupy more precarious jobs and also assume responsibility for reconciling family life.
On the one hand Covid-19 pandemic is showing a higher mortality rate in men. On the other hand the economic and social impact is greater in women.
The Pandemic Series reflects on the narrative that installs women in imposed roles. The domestic space as the domain of women and embroidery as a feminine work come together. On the rag Krakatoa erupt and demand a place of honor.
The history of embroidery is the history of women. Embroidery was set aside as domestic work. Despite being an artistic expression of great technical complexity and great ornamental character. Which has occupied a relevant space in culture since the Middle Ages.
Embroidery has been a symbol of high rank, opulence, domesticity, industriousness and femininity.
The hand-embroidered Krakatoa is a piece of textile art that expresses various dualities. Likewise:
In fact, the Krakatoa fabric is a kitchen towel that serves as a canvas to unmark the kitchen as a feminine domain. Shows that these historical roles undertake a sudden change of direction. The whole world shaking; the kitchen towel no longer fulfills its function.
Krakatoa cloth is a unique piece.