Hand-woven alpaca blend tapestries in The Andes
“From a very young age, I saw myself in the midst of colors and wool. My father was a great artisan of traditional weaving from Ayacucho; my mother a weaver of blankets and sashes. At the age of 12 I learned to weave by family tradition, and when I was 19 I began to work for the top representative of Ayacucho textiles at the Máximo Laura workshop, where I learned new techniques and advanced work. It is a constant challenge to be a craftsman and to capture my art in every detail.
“I worked in many workshops where I learned and obtained the necessary knowledge to later open my own workshop where I could give freedom to my style and capture what I learned. There was an escalation in my craft career, because I started with Ayacuchanos textiles and then learned more advanced works with more complex techniques. I love weaving; it is my passion that comes from the bottom of my heart and makes me the person who I am.
“My art is nourished by the traditional ritual symbols and experiences of Peruvian cultures. These experiences inspire me to discover and explore contemporary visual arts. What I like the most about my art is being able to capture the feeling of my heart and my origins, which is the result of the history of Peru and a creative process.
“Having my own workshop is not only inspiring for me, but also encourages young people to learn about textile art and maintain the traditions of weaving, to preserve and promote it. One of my dreams is to be able to go very far with the exhibition of my works, representing Peru with my art. It makes me very happy to be part of the NOVICA family, and share my art and culture with the world through my textiles.”
3 items by Javier Landa
Andean Themed Alpaca-Blend Tapestry
Andean Trilogy, Andean Themed Alpaca-Blend Tapestry
Javier LandaJavier Landa in Ayacucho, Peru creates this incredible original tapestry. Working on a 2-pedal loom with alpaca-blend yarns, he weaves an abstract collage of Andean motifs, including a condor, a puma...$687.99
Voices of the Sea
Hand Crafted Sea-Themed Tapestry
Voices of the Sea, Hand Crafted Sea-Themed Tapestry
Javier LandaThis stunning tapestry is the original creation of Javier Landa in Peru. Working on a 2-pedal loom with alpaca blend yarns, he conjures up an abstract undersea scene, with, fish, nautilus, and a...$879.99
Fiesta of the Fishes
Textured Ocean-Themed Tapestry from Peru
Fiesta of the Fishes, Textured Ocean-Themed Tapestry from Peru
Javier LandaThis gorgeous tapestry is the original creation of Javier Landa in Peru. Working on a 2-pedal loom with alpaca blend yarns, he conjures up an abstract undersea scene, with fish swimming this way and...$699.99