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Preserving Culture, one tapestry at a time.

Posted June 16, 2014 @ 2:01pm | by Melanie

Preserving Culture, one tapestry at a time.Maximo Laura has been weaving since he was a child, a skill passed down from his Father. His hometown of Ayacucho, Peru, is the capital of weaving. It wasn't a rare event for a young man to carry on the craft.Due to the political strife in the area that gripped the highlands in violence,...

 

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The value of color

Posted December 16, 2013 @ 12:37pm | by Melanie

The value of colorWhen Pantone picks the color of the year, the design industry seems to clamor to work it in from car colors to bow tie colors. Some colors seem more conducive than others, to move into our visual world with ease. Pantone carries the most weight and has the most influence on color trends, but I...

 

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Wari- Lords of the Ancient Andes

Posted April 9, 2013 @ 8:31pm | by Melanie

I was recently invited to the Ft.Lauderdale Museum of Art, along with master weaver Maximo Laura, to talk about modern day weaving with the ancient influences of the Wari culture. The Wari exhibit is one of the best exhibits I have ever seen in this country. ( it runs through mid May,...

 

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The Depth of Color

Posted October 22, 2012 @ 8:37am | by Melanie

The Depth of ColorWhen Maximo weaves a tapestry, hand plying the yarn for the specific design is a very important step. To achieve the painterly quality of the tapestries, there can be a dozen different colors of alpaca yarn, plied together, taking hours or days, to prepare enough yarn for a tapestry. The...

 

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Que significa ser embajador de Marca Peru?

Posted August 29, 2012 @ 2:06pm | by Melanie

¿Qué significa ser embajador de la Marca Perú? Yo soy muy afortunada por haber tenido la oportunidad de conocer a Máximo Laura durante los últimos 10 años. Soy representante de sus obras en Estados Unidos. La forma como...

 

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Maximo Laura creates a small masterpiece at ArtAndes

Posted October 31, 2010 @ 3:27pm | by Melanie

This is an exciting time of year, when master weaver Maximo Laura comes to town. This visit comes at the end of the year for markets and shows, a year that has generated alot of new interest in Maximo's tapestries. During Maximo's week in the Stillwater/Minneapolis area, we will...

 

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