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The Worker's Rug: Fine Art From Day Labor

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The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art project done by day laborers, organizers affiliated with IDEPSCA, artist Katie Bachler and Jade Thacker, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. In this video, workers collaboratively weave a rug composed of clothing previously used on the job. The rug simultaneously embodies a new social practice and symbolizes the trials of undocumented workers in Los Angeles.

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