Wall Hangings of Peru

Ayacucho: This type weaving requires the use of a double-pedalled loom. Tapestry designs are traditionally geometric in nature, Double Pedalled Loomcopied from local stone temple carvings and Codices. The name is derived from the fact that they were initially woven in Santa Ana, a suburb of the city of Ayacucho which is located in South/Central Peru. The unique colors used to dye the yarn are derived from mostly local natural sources, the actual ingredients and process used are closely guarded family secrets.

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San PedroSan Pedro de Cajas" Weavings originated in a small village by that name located high in the Andes Mountains, uses an unusual style of weaving, known as padding. In padding, dyed but unspun wool is introduced into the warp of the loom, each colored piece individually arranged much like brush strokes in an oil painting. This process permits a much broader development in design than found in other weaving methods.

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ArpillerasArpillera is the Spanish word for burlap, which was the original backing used for these vibrant, intricately detailed, hand sewn three-dimensional textile wall hangings. The Arpillera is a recent addition to Peruvian folk art, being introduced form Chile in the early 1980's.

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