San Pedro de Cajas coiled wool wall art is the closest one can come to painting with a loom. Each piece is produced by hand on a loom, with the dyed wool placed individually to create subtle shading.
To make coiled wool tapestries, Peruvian weavers use wool from sheep of the Andes. They wash it in a local river, card and dye it. It is a lengthy, labor-intensive operation. Blending different colors to create specific hues, they roll the wool fibers into long strands, ready to create a tapestry on a wooden loom. Cotton threads form the warp; wool coils form the weft.
- Coiled wool
- 23Lx20W inches
- Made in Peru