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“Maximo’s work represents a masterful continuity in Peru’s textile traditions. His work is a woven symbiosis of Ancient Andean Textiles, international influences, and something deeply personal. It’s art.” – Hand/Eye Magazine
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“My artwork contains completely defined forms, whose personalities, iconographies and symbols take shape from magical realism.”

 

“Color in my work serves as
one of the main ways transmit a message, an intimate contact with oneself and with the spectator. Color is a powerful wave of energy, light and depth in every section of my work.”

“Living Human Treasure”

Maximo Laura was recently designated as one of Peru’s Living Treasures. This important award is given, following UNESCO guidelines, to an artist whose role is to preserve and elevate the culture of their homeland.

Wild Fibers Magazine
Obsessive…Feverish…Intense…Maximo Laura’s distinctive style provides a bold interpretation of Andean Art

Fiber Art Now Magazine
Maximo Laura gives Ancient Andean Culture the voice of today.

Fiber Arts Magazine
Complex tapestries intertwine Peruvian tradition and contemporary aesthetic.

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About Maximo Laura Tapestries

Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver who has exhibited in over 140 shows in 30 countries. He grew up in Peru and is the creator of iconic, unique and traditional tapestries for sale throughout the world, rich in Peruvian history, legends & story telling.

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Tapestries For Sale Online USA

Maximo Laura was born in Ayacucho, Peru. As a boy, he learned the tradition of weaving from his father, becoming the fifth generation to take this career. He is one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists, using tapestry to combine ancestral weaving techniques, myths and rituals with contemporary art in designs that currently adorn over 140 exhibitions in more than 30 countries, in sites like the World Bank in Washington DC and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Taking his traditional weaving education and combining it with a lifelong study of art history going beyond the borders of Peru, Maximo Laura integrates traditional Andean symbols, myths and techniques with contemporary art style – creating unique tapestries that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Mr. Laura designs and creates tapestries as well as being a consultant, and lecturer on art, with a special interest in contemporary Andean textile design. You can now buy tapestries to suit any home or office from our site which are woven to order and take around 4-5 weeks to complete.

Own a Piece of Peruvian Art – Tapestries for Sale from Maximo Laura

Each tapestry for sale is created by the Master Weavers at the studio is handmade to order.

Maximo Laura has hand selected and trained Master Weavers in his techniques, following his design process and the unique way he selects colors for the tapestry. Each tapestry takes 4-5 weeks to complete – a single Master Weaver will build the art, combining multiple threads to make colors so intricate that from a distance it looks like a painting.

The creation process for Maximo Laura’s beautiful tapestries online starts with an idea. The pieces are created in ‘themes’ – a group of tapestries that share a common idea, the genesis of which comes from Andean tradition and contemporary art.

Favoring naturalistic elements and abstract shapes, each theme has a message and tells a story – making them more than just a beautiful piece of art.

Once the idea has formed, it is transferred onto paper in a small drawing. Intricate details are included, and when this is colorized (either with pencils or on a computer), the Color Laboratory matches the vivid colors to create ‘butterflies’ of yarn – solid color threads, mixed together to exactly match the hues seen by the artist.

At this point, the small drawing is scaled up and placed on the loom, where it acts as a guide for the weaver, not only for the colors to be used but also the different techniques and textures to be used.

As each tapestry for sale is hand woven by one artist, the tapestries are unique. They are made to order, and therefore they take time to complete and ship. When you have chosen your piece, you will receive photographs of your tapestry on the loom so you can see how it is progressing.

Unique Tapestries For Sale

Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver who has exhibited in over 140 shows in 30 countries. He grew up in Peru and is the creator of iconic, unique and traditional tapestries for sale throughout the world, rich in Peruvian history, legends & story telling.

Maximo Laura was born in Ayacucho, Peru. As a boy, he learned the tradition of weaving from his father, becoming the fifth generation to take this career. He is one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists, using tapestry to combine ancestral weaving techniques, myths and rituals with contemporary art in designs that currently adorn over 140 exhibitions in more than 30 countries, in sites like the World Bank in Washington DC and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Taking his traditional weaving education and combining it with a lifelong study of art history going beyond the borders of Peru, Maximo Laura integrates traditional Andean symbols, myths and techniques with contemporary art style – creating unique tapestries that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Mr. Laura designs and creates tapestries as well as being a consultant, and lecturer on art, with a special interest in contemporary Andean textile design. You can now buy tapestries to suit any home or office from our site which are woven to order and take around 4-5 weeks to complete.

Order Tapestries Online – Direct from the Artist

The best place to buy tapestries online, especially unique and individually created pieces, is from the artist themselves. Working from his home studio in Lima, Maximo Laura is surrounded by not only talented weavers but a collection of the very best, iconic works that are available for viewing by the public. Since 1998, this Museo Maximo Laura has held the most important, richest visions that the Maximo has created; with the express intention to encourage and inspire others to create their art.

Living, breathing and creating Peruvian weavings for sale makes Maximo Laura the most notable tapestry artist of his time, winning awards and becoming a consultant, designer and lecturer on contemporary Andean textile design.

If you are ready to order a tapestry online of Maximo Laura’s designs, you can choose from the catalog and bring Andean culture into your home.

Buying Tapestries Online – The Process

When you buy Maximo Laura tapestries online, the process begins with a design. You might wish to have a tapestry made to an existing design, or something new. With existing designs, all tapestries are woven to order, and this process involves one single weaver from start to finish.

All the weavers have been hand-selected and individually trained by Maximo Laura to follow the same traditions and methods – and you will be kept updated throughout the 4-5-week process.

Once you have selected your design, you can choose to pay at the time of ordering or when the tapestry is shipped. Your weaver will send regular photographs from the loom so you can see how it is processing, keeping you updated throughout the process. You can pay via debit or credit card, bank transfer or PayPal, and we ship internationally using DHL Express.

You can buy a tapestry online from Maximo Laura with confidence, knowing that not only will you be receiving a piece of contemporary Andean art, but that your order and delivery is safe, convenient and quick.

Why Choose Maximo Laura For Ordering Tapestries Online?

If you have been lucky enough to visit South America, you will know the ancestral belonging that is honored through art such as pottery and weavings. With a strong cultural background, artists in the Andean region create colorful pieces that speak to ancient traditions and evoke powerful reactions – and Maximo Laura has been instrumental in bringing that passion to the international stage.

Maximo Laura grew up in Ayacucho, Peru as the 5th generation of weavers in his family. He began to study the history of art and art literature that went beyond the borders of Peru and encouraged him to literally weave the ancient memories and techniques with modern art, creating beautiful tapestries for sale and display in museums across the globe.

Mr. Laura first exhibited his work in 1985, and since then has had over 140 exhibitions in more than 29 countries You can visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian or the National Museum of Peruvian Culture and see his work or come to the Museo Maximo Laura in Lima, which is where Mr. Laura currently lives and works. Opened in 1998, the Lima Museo Maximo Laura holds a collection of the most important and richest artistic visions and is the workshop where those visions are created and come to life. With a second Museo Maximo Laura opened in Cusco in 2013, there are more than 200 tapestries on permanent display, with the goal of promoting, exhibiting and preserving Mr. Laura’s art, as well as encouraging and inspiring the next generation of artists.

Tapestry Design Process

When you are looking to buy tapestries online, you want to know that you are getting an authentic piece – not only in the choice of colors and materials but also through the design process. Mr. Laura has a very defined method of creating beautiful tapestries, and it usually starts with a theme.

Thanks to his new home near the ocean, one of the themes that Mr. Laura enjoys creating designs for is sea life. He also creates tapestries based on themes such as Andean musicians and mythology.

The tapestry itself begins life as a small drawing. This drawing is then colorized using either pencils or a computer, and then colored yarn is matched at the Color Laboratory to create ‘butterflies’ that are used for the finished creation. Each solid color on the finished tapestry, when viewed closely, is made up of single-color threads that are chosen to be bright and vibrant.

Once all the colors are chosen, the drawing is scaled up to use as a guide that is known as the cartoon. This is transferred to cotton warp threads on the loom, and it specifies sections of the tapestry that need different threads or techniques.

Each tapestry is hand-woven on a floor loom, and each weaver works exclusively on a single tapestry until it is completed. Mr. Laura chooses Master Weavers who have a generational background in traditional tapestry to create the beautiful tapestries for sale through this site.

Once the tapestry is completed, it is stretched to help with elasticity and to reach its final size, and then it is professionally cleaned, and a Certificate of Authenticity is stitched in the back.

Maximo Laura – The Best Place To Buy Beautiful Tapestries Online

The team at Maximo Laura are traditionalists and modernists – we embrace the ancestral methods of creating Peruvian tapestries and Peruvian textiles with the contemporary techniques and colors that make them about more than just textiles – they are true expressions of a culture and lifestyle.

That is why when you choose to order tapestries online from Maximo Laura you are guaranteed to receive a genuine piece of intricately designed and carefully crafted art suitable for any environment. The colors won’t fade as they are protected, although we do recommend keeping them away from direct sunlight for the best results. Tapestries can be kept clean using a soft cloth or by gently hand vacuuming them. If they are kept folded for any period, a gentle iron on the backside can remove creases.

Buying tapestries online from Maximo Laura could not be simpler – but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you decide which piece is best for you.

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