"I feel appreciation for everything I make. I pause to observe my work to know if I am improving or not."
He prefers natural fibers such as wool and cotton tinted with natural and artificial dyes. His tool is the handloom and he usually weaves in the company of his family. The children find it fun to help out, and Curi hopes to eventually teach them all he knows about weaving.
He has exhibited his work and won prizes for it in contests such as one organized by a wool company, where he took first place in 2000 and second place in 2001.
"I have put a great deal of effort to being where I am today," he says. "My goal is to become recognized as a master weaver, but that will take many more years. I feel appreciation for everything I make. I pause to observe my work to know if I am improving or not."
All products from Efrain Curi
Wool tapestry, 'Glorious Spring'
Wool tapestry, 'Daily Bouquet'
Wool tapestry, 'Red Lightning'
Wool tapestry, 'Blue Radiance'
Wool tapestry, 'Light Waves'
Wool tapestry, 'Kitty Cat Twins'
Wool tapestry, 'Aerial Ballet'
Wool tapestry, 'Flight'
Wool tapestry, 'Floral Sky'
Wool rug, 'Cosmos' (4x5.5)
Wool rug, 'Red Radiance' (4x5)
Wool tapestry, 'Fishing Eagles'
Wool rug, 'Jigsaw Puzzle' (2x3)
Wool rug, 'Water Birds' (2x3)
Wool tapestry, 'Night Flower'
Wool rug, 'Stair Steps' (2x3)
Wool rug, 'Diamonds' (2x3)
Wool tapestry, 'World of Birds'
Wool tapestry, 'Heavenly Bodies'
Wool tapestry, 'Avian World'
Wool rug, 'Sun Warmth' (4x5)