Peruvian Wall Hanging Tapestries

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Maximo Laura – Creator of Award Winning Pervuvian Wall Hangings

Maximo Laura creates award-winning Peruvian wall hangings for sale using that craft that he learned as a child, coming from generations of weavers. If you choose a tapestry created by the skill of Maximo Laura, you will receive a unique, handmade piece of art that you can be proud to have in your home. 

Own An Authentic Peruvian Wall Hanging

Peruvian and wider Andean history is colorful and full of stories that include mythology, ritual and memories. Peruvian wall hanging art created by Maximo Laura combines this rich history with contemporary art, creating a synthesis that has made him one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists.

Growing up in Ayacucho, Peru, Maximo Laura is a 5th generation weaver who embarked on a life-long study of art history and literature beyond the borders of Peru. The ancestral teachings of ritual and myth, memory and technique combined with the learnings of art throughout the world is the reason that Maximo Laura is so well-respected throughout the world – with over 140 exhibitions in more than 29 countries, and several museums and heritage sites displaying his Peruvian wall tapestry art.

The Master Weavers specially chosen and personally trained by Maximo Laura are ready to create the Peruvian wall hanging that suits your home or office.

The History Of How His Pervuvian Wall Hangings Were Created

Maximo Laura leaned how to weave as a child. As a fifth-generation weaver, he would spend time weaving by his father’s side in Ayacucho, where he grew up. Laura’s art has developed through his own internal self-exploration and the exploration of the world around him, including the study of art history, which has become life long. His work is very heavily inspired by his Peruvian weaving history, drawing from stories and legends, and his own life experiences. Laura’s Peruvian wall tapestries are different from other tapestries in the world; they are art that you can touch. The 3D texture of the artwork and the unique mix of colors is unlike any other Peruvian wall hangings that you can buy.

Find The Theme That You Love For Your Unique Peruvian Wall Hanging For Sale

Maximo Laura creates the Peruvian wall hangings for sale in themes, based on his latest inspiration. While colors and motifs vary depending on the theme, you can see the differences in techniques, textures and imagery.

  • Abstract
  • The abstract imagery in some abstract Peruvian art might be considered similar to the Incan style found through 1450 – 1532. The Incans felt that tapestries were the most prestigious form of tribute and were used as offerings and as currency. While tapestries dated to the Incan period used standardized forms and designs, usually including repetition, geometric and checkerboard designs, Mr. Laura’s abstract designs take mythological symbols like Mama Killa (mother moon) and Inti the sun god, and portray them as representative motifs like a silver disk or sacred mountains.

  • Birds
  • In the history of Peruvian art, animals and birds are often depicted in realism, motifs and geometric patterns. Birds, especially the Condor, are especially important in Andean culture – being the symbol of the realm of celestial beings. In some of the Peruvian weavings created by Mr. Laura, the condor is included in images depicting the dualism of life, how opposites are needed to create balance and stability.

  • Sea Life
  • Maximo Laura has a series inspired by the nature of the Galapagos Islands. Being born in the Andes, moving to Lima and becoming close to the ocean has inspired many sea life-related pieces, solidifying the close relationship with the sea that he developed in the 30+ years he spent living close by. The Sea Life themed pieces are not just about the ocean; his colors and motifs indicate connections to myths and stories, suggesting duality, the sun god, the moon mother, and even the connection to the three realms.

Why Should I buy a Peruvian wall tapestry?

There are many reasons why you should buy a unique Peruvian wall hanging designed by Maximo Laura. People who have been on a trip to Peru may want to purchase a wall hanging to remind them of their trip. You can pick one that really resonates with you and encapsulates your journey. They are also just a great thing to have in your home. The beautiful mix of colors can brighten up your space while enriching it with its shapes, forms, and textures.

You will also get to own something woven by one of the best, award-winning contemporary weavers in South America. They are handmade, not mass-produced, and are perfect for somebody that can feel the value of a hand made piece of art that encapsulates culture. By buying a wall tapestry made by Laura, you will be contributing to the preservation of traditional Andean designs, myths, stories, and symbols.

However, one of the main reasons that you should buy a Peruvian wall tapestry is because it impresses and inspires you. Each Peruvian wall hanging is inspired by a different theme, story, or legend, and the unique colors help to bring them to life. The 3D texture also adds to what makes it impressive. It is a difficult technique to gain this texture, and most other Peruvian wall tapestries that you find elsewhere are flat, so this is a unique texture for a tapestry. Once you see one that you love, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it until you have it on display in your home.

Learn How To Create A Peruvian Wall Hanging Masterpiece

If you are feeling inspired by the art created by Mr. Laura, then you might be interested in taking part in one of the ten-day workshops held in Cuzco, A UNESCO World Heritage City, and the home of a Museo Maximo Laura. The workshops offer the opportunity to understand the techniques, design, technology and colors that make a Peruvian wall hanging while exploring the area, culture and history that inspires the artist to create such beautiful Peruvian textiles.

Master Weavers, those that create the Peruvian wall hangings to order for our customers, are hand chosen and specially trained with both generational experience and cultural knowledge. Each tapestry is handwoven on a floor loom by a single weaver, and this means that when you purchase your perfect wall hanging it will be unique, beautiful and authentic.

Buy a Unique Peruvian Wall Hanging Online Today

If you are impressed with the fantastic work of Maximo Laura Tapestries, then you should get yourself a beautiful Peruvian wall hanging that you can display in your home. It is a great way to support the preservation of a Peruvian tradition while gaining a unique, handmade piece of art that will brighten up your home, and be a talking point for many that visit you.

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