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  • Andean Steps - Handwoven Wool Tapestry - Art
  • Andean Steps - Handwoven Wool Tapestry - Art
  • Andean Steps - Handwoven Wool Tapestry - Art
  • Andean Steps - Handwoven Wool Tapestry - Art
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Andean Steps - Handwoven Wool Tapestry

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"I desire with all my heart that you appreciate our work, because my family and I weave each piece with much love."

Evoking a set of steps that lead to the top of an Andean temple, this geometric tapestry is designed by Peruvian artisan Luis León. He works on a traditional San Pedro loom, hand-weaving brown and white wool yarns against a cotton warp using a technique known as llenado. Fringes with an ombre design complete the tapestry at the bottom.

  • 23.5" L x 17" W
  • Fringe: 3.9" min L - x 9.75" max L
  • 100% wool, cotton warp, acrylic fringes
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru, ships from US

"My name is Luis León. I was born on April 10, 1976 in a town of textile artisans in the state of Junin. I learned to weave from my parents. At first I was mostly an assistant, handing them the yarns and fleece so that they could weave. Later on I learned how to weave panels and, at the age of eleven, I began to make my first pieces on a floor loom.

"To create my rugs and tapestries I use wool colored with natural dyes extracted from plants. The warp, or vertical threads, are of cotton strung on a handmade wooden loom.

"At the moment I am still single and live at home with my parents and siblings. My father has a workshop in our home where my brothers and I work at weaving along with our parents.

"I desire with all my heart that you appreciate our work, because my family and I weave each piece with much love."

-Luis León

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