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Hummingbird Geometry Hummingbird Motif Geometric Wool Tapestry from Peru

Hummingbird Geometry Hummingbird Motif Geometric Wool Tapestry from Peru

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Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Carrying on the tradition of pre-Hispanic textiles, Peru's David Laura Zanabria creates this vibrant tapestry. He works on a traditional loom with wool hand-weave this tapestry, which features a colorful geometric zigzag with hummingbird patterns. For the artist, hummingbirds carry a very powerful spiritual significance. White fringe dangles from the bottom of this tapestry.

  • materials: 100% wool, cotton warp
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Display rod not included
36 in. L x 23.5 in. W

Artisan Information

David Laura Zanabria

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Coming from a family with a long tradition of handicrafts, David Laura is an artisan in textiles. He was born in in 1945 in a highland city that, along with being the cradle of superior pottery, also possesses enormous prestige for its exuberant textile art represented in tapestries and rugs of singular design and color. With his family, David has a workshop dedicated to textiles, making his own name and reputation in this branch of Peruvian art.

My grandparents and parents were textile artisans, having cultivated this art from their predecessors, so my formation was essentially learned through observation. Nevertheless, I have taken textile courses on various occasions. My work deals with reviving our ancestral culture and linking it to the present while, at the same time, fulfilling a longing that I feel. I work in my workshop with my family and it's a full-time dedication. Through my art, I want to show the Andean people and our capacity to redeem the past.

In my work, I employ very select materials. My textile base is composed primarily of wool on a strong cotton warp, complemented by both natural and commercial dyes. As tools, I use a loom, which consists of a big wooden table designed for this type of work, and also combs and winding frames. Before weaving the tapestry, I draw the design on paper so it serves as a guide. Then, before translating it into wool, I complete the warping chain. During the weaving process I can change the design when it occurs to me that it can improve by moving the figures, and I use a wide spectrum of colors. Finally, I cut the borders and knot them so they don't come undone. My colors maintain their vivacity throughout time, in fact, the natural dyes are eternal. I'd like to mention that for the natural dyes, we ourselves cultivate the plants, including walnut, tare, molle and alder. Generally, I participate in regional fairs and sometimes in the capital.

I'd like to say that my work, in addition to its quality, is representative of my people and expresses the culture of my country. Each rug and tapestry is original and one of a kind.

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.


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