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About the Artist

Maximo LauraAlthough tapestry weaving is an ancient technique, Máximo Laura has brought it into the 21st Century with his modern design ideas and use of colours. Laura fibre art designs may be contemporary or cultural or a combination of both. To date, Laura is little known in the UK and his work is generally only owned by people who have been to Peru or South America.


Laura is a tapestry weaver who is internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent textile artists and the pride of Peru, his country of birth. Consultant, designer and lecturer in Art and Contemporary Andean textile design, his work is in collections worldwide and has been exhibited in 72 solo and numerous group shows.


Laura has been exhibiting and winning awards for his fibre art for over 20 years. He has won awards in both national and international competitions including a UNESCO Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean (Spain, 1992), among others. Other recent awards include:


Owners of Laura works include:


He is a co-founder of the Ibero-American Textile Network, and a member of both the American Tapestry Alliance and the European Textile Network.


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