Wool tapestry, 'Seagull Sky'
Seagulls soar through the clear blue sky in this beautiful hand-loomed tapestry. Nilda Amaro captures the freedom of the flock as she creates a realistic scene in virgin wool.
Titled "El vuelo de las gaviotas" in Spanish. Made in Peru.
- Display rod not included
- Dry clean only
- Signed by the artist
- Intended as wall decor
- Natural and artificial dyes
- 3 ft. W x 2.5 ft. H
- Weight: 3.0 lb
- 100% wool, cotton warp
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.
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Artisan: Nilda Amaro Oscanoa
"I was born in a city famous for tapestries of intricate techniques are our tradition. I inherited my art from my ancestors; ever since I can remember I have seen every one of my relatives weaving: great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and brothers. On occasion my mother, Eleuteria Oscanoa Montes, helps me to design and produce my weavings, and signs her work EOM. She continues to serve as an inspiration and support.
"That is to say, I grew up amid looms and sheep's wool. From when I was little I have loved passing the thread through the loom, imagining a bedcover for my doll. As I grew up the game became an obligation - my brothers and I had to collaborate with our parents in order to complete the tasks that the handicrafts stores gave my parents. This is how I discovered my style.
"I enjoy making Cubist-style designs inspired by our folklore and everyday scenes from my village. To weave the tapestries I use sheep's wool, which I color with natural dyes such as tara, walnut, and one derived from the cochineal insect, etc. Currently I am living in the city and I am married."