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A Maximo Laura Wall Tapestry Can Brighten Up Any Room

Whether you want to remember your trip to Peru, you’re an art collector or are just looking for a sophisticated way to decorate your house, Maximo Laura wall tapestries are the way to go. They’re great conversation starters and something you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.

Buy A Wall Tapestry For Sale Online From Maximo Laura

When you buy a wall tapestry from Maximo Laura, you are investing in a piece of art from an award-winning tapestry weaver that has had work displayed all over the world. From the World Bank in Washington DC to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the Latvian National Museum of Art to the Museum of Iberoamerican Craft in Spain, not to mention more than 140 individual exhibitions in 28 countries, and two exclusive museums in Lima and Cuzco.

If you are considering whether to buy your wall tapestry online, there are a few things to consider. When looking for a unique piece to become a talking point in your home or your office, you need to consider the wider area where it will be displayed. How large do you want it to be? Does it need to be real statement and fill a wall, or are you looking for something a bit more subtle? What colors are in the room already, and are you creating a striking discord between textures or adding a touch of softness to the room?

The benefit of choosing a wall tapestry from Maximo Laura is that you can see what the finished product will be like from the comfort of your own home. Unless you have been lucky enough to see a Maximo Laura piece in a museum or exhibition, the easiest way to choose is to look through the extensive catalogue available online. Each theme has several tapestries related to it, with varying tones, motifs and designs to suit any space.

When you have decided on the wall tapestries for sale that suit your needs, your budget, and your style, all you need to do is get in contact with us and one of our Master Weavers will begin to create your beautiful Andean art.

Thematic, Mythical Stories Told Through Textiles & Wall Tapestries

The cornerstone of any art is the inspiration, and Maximo Laura uses both his lived experience and cultural heritage to begin his creations. Throughout the history of South America, and the Andean region particularly, ancestral tales, myths and memories can be found in the art from different ages.

The stories and rituals that are depicted in the Peruvian weavings of Maximo Laura make his wall tapestries culturally important as well as beautiful, with layers of story behind each image. Whether it is the importance of duality in the balance of nature or the representation of the Sun God Inti, each tapestry is so much more than just the Andean imagery you might be interested in.

In Mr. Laura’s work, you might see a soaring Condor, the symbol of the realm of celestial beings. You might see geometric shapes and patterns representing the mountainous landscape, or Mother Moon as a silver disk. Each symbol, and every color, has a deeper meaning – not only to the story being told in the weaving but also in the cultural heritage of the Andean peoples.

How Are Wall Tapestries Created?

When you buy a wall tapestry by Maximo Laura, you should know that it’s a unique piece of art. It takes time and effort to create the perfect masterpiece.

  1. Design – All of the tapestries start as a drawing on a piece of paper based on themes such as musicians, animals, landscapes, and mythology. The design can take months to get right before it’s ready to be turned into a tapestry.
  2. Painting – Once the design is ready, Maximo Laura colors the designs, whether it’s with colored pencils or computer-aided.
  3. Color interpretation – Now the colors are chosen, it’s time to create them. This is done by mixing different colored yarns together. This is what makes this work so unique – it’s hard to find solid colors in any of his tapestries.
  4. Template – The design is recreated to scale. It’s transferred to the loom and serves as a guide for the weaver to ensure maximum quality.
  5. Weaving – All Maximo Laura wall hanging tapestries are hand woven by specific weavers. Each weaver has their own way of working, so there will only be one person working on each tapestry. The finished piece can take weeks or even months to complete, depending on the size and difficulty.
  6. Cleaning and stretching – This makes sure that the wall tapestry is at its best when it’s shipped to you. Each piece will have a Certificate of Authenticity stitched onto the back.

Why Choose A Maximo Laura Wall Tapestry

A Maximo Laura piece is something you will be proud to own. It can be a great conversation starter and a chance to show you’re sophisticated and well-traveled. Not only does it show your taste, but it will also improve any room it’s hung in. It allows you to contribute to the preservation and enrichment of a culture, as the wall tapestries embody and represent traditional Andean designs, stories, myths and symbols.

Traditional tapestries tend to be flat and woven using solid colors, but Maximo Laura changed the rules. His pieces are woven with textures that are 3D and created by blending yarn to create the perfect colors. This is what makes his tapestry art so special and enriching. You don’t just see his art; you can feel it. From afar, it can look like a painting, but up close, you can see the blended colors and the creativity that has gone into the work.

The Maximo Laura Wall Tapestry Process

Each hand woven tapestry starts with a small drawing. From these humble beginnings to a completed tapestry can take months, depending on size and complexity. Quite often, the inspiration follows a theme, whether musicians or the glorious ocean creatures around his home. The small drawing is colorized and matched to threads in the Color Laboratory, where hand-selected solid colored threads are put together to create a ‘butterfly’ of yarn that becomes the bright, vibrant colors of the finished weaving. Using this drawing as a guide, the weaving begins – choosing the right textures, techniques and colors to make a final product that is intricately detailed.

If you are ready to buy a wall tapestry from Maximo Laura, get in contact with us today so one of the specially chosen and personally trained Master Weavers can hand weave your very own Andean art.

Buy Your Wall Tapestry Today

If you appreciate other cultures’ art and views, preserved in handmade, intricate woven pieces, or maybe you’re impressed by his work, you’ll want to buy a tapestry online by Maximo Laura. Whether you’re looking for abstract art or landscape images, we’ve got something you’ll treasure forever.

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