A fifth-generation Peruvian weaver born in the Andes; Maximo Laura has become the most notable textile artist in South America. An award-winning, unique tapestry creator, Mr. Laura has had his art displayed in over 140 exhibitions in more than 29 countries, and creates new work from his home studio in Lima – a multi-storied residence, studio and museum that has housed Mr. Laura and his Peruvian weavings for sale, as well as Master Weavers trained by Mr. Laura, since 1998.
Interweaving Andean heritage, mythology and symbolism with contemporary art, the Peruvian tapestry that Maximo Laura creates are unique pieces that encompass the traditional with the modern in a physical representation of his drive to learn more about art and history outside the borders of Peru.
From the earliest known tribes living in Peru, tapestries and Perivuan weaving have been an intrinsic part of the culture and history of the country. Learning more about this heritage will help you to understand the symbology of the tapestries available to buy online.