Peruvian tapestry weaving has been a part of the culture of South America since the Chavin people held sway in Peru – from 1000BC.
Traditional Peruvian weavers pass their knowledge on from generation to generation, and the tapestries available from Maximo Laura Tapestries are the result of five generations of learning and skill – combined with Maestro Laura’s insatiable hunger to learn more about art and history outside of Peru.
The hallmarks of Peruvian tapestry design are interlinked with memories, myths and rituals that have their roots in the society that worshipped the sun, placed great importance on geometric shapes and totemic design, and the importance of societal traditions.
Taking that rich, ancestral history and combining it with contemporary art techniques, Maestro Laura has created visions that speak to tradition and design in intricate, hand woven tapestries.
To find the perfect Peruvian tapestry to feature in your home, we have collected a few of our favorites that show the different techniques, visions and symbols that are inherent parts of Maestro Laura’s history and the history of his people.