We love the wonderful new handwoven tapestries from Peru and have had a good response to them. Their vibrant colours, interesting themes and artisan quality make them distinct from our European machine-woven wall tapestries. A glance at the Espiritu Azul de la Tierra tapestry makes this clear:
Since 1985 Maximo Laura tapestries have fused traditional and contemporary themes in an Andean style. Each of these Peruvian tapestries is hand-woven in alpaca wool and cotton using techniques developed by Laura with a three dimensional result unique in each of his many designs. There is always something new to appreciate in looking at his tapestries partly because of the complex nature of his weaving.
Maximo Laura says of his designs “The images of my work are born in my long walks and travels which stimulate my creative spirit, leading me to be near my encounter with vibrant and intense color, with elaborate and symbolic form, as well as with the refined technique of my tool: the loom. My work is nourished by symbols, stories, traditions, rituals, experiences, and by permanently returning to admire the iconography of ancestral Peruvian cultures. My search is a lyrical, spiritual and poetic language, product of this part of the continent and of this time.”
Since these are hand-woven tapestry wallhangings each is unique and each is woven for you: an artisan piece of tapestry art.