Handloomed Andean Wool Tapestry
Inca Love, Handloomed Andean Wool Tapestry
Raul Ulloa BaylonThis wonderfully vibrant tapestry is the original creation of Raul Ulloa Baylon in Peru. The wall hanging is woven from wool on a traditional loom to depict an Inca couple in an abstract Andean...$359.99
Artist: Raul Ulloa Baylon
Autumn in the North
Andes Handwoven Wool Tapestry of a Landscape
Autumn in the North, Andes Handwoven Wool Tapestry of a Landscape
Luis LeonSilhouetted against the chill blue sky, autumn trees recall summer's bounty, while releasing dried foliage to the earth. Master weaver Luis León creates this colorful image the Northern Peruvian...$154.99
Artist: Luis Leon
Sunset in the Andean Country
Handwoven Wool Tapestry of Andean Workers from Peru
Sunset in the Andean Country, Handwoven Wool Tapestry of Andean Workers from Peru
Ulloa FamilyIn celebration of Andean countryside workers, the talented artisans of Peru's Ulloa Family design a reverent tapestry. With geometric forms, three Andean women--two with babies slung across their...$339.99
Artist: Ulloa Family
Large Wool Nature-Themed Tapestry
Natural Beauty, Large Wool Nature-Themed Tapestry
Raul Ulloa BaylonInspired by Inca textile art, this stunning tapestry will be a magnificent addition to any decor. Peru's Raul Ulloa Baylon creates the tapestry on a traditional loom, using wool yarns on a cotton...$339.99
Artist: Raul Ulloa Baylon
Andes-Inspired Wool Tapestry from Peru
Mountain Inspiration, Andes-Inspired Wool Tapestry from Peru
Eliazar OchoaInspired by his beloved Andes, Eliazar Ochoa creates this beautiful tapestry. The artisan uses pure wool yarns and a traditional pedal loom to create the tapestry, which depicts an Andean woman gazing...$189.99
Artist: Eliazar Ochoa
Bridge of Entry
Bridge of Entry, Wool tapestry
Cardenas BrothersA small village is hedged by the sharp peaks of the Andes mountains. The sleepy town is even more isolated from outside contact by its solitary bridge of entry. Farmers and herders trek across the...$139.99
Peruvian Floral Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
The Florists, Peruvian Floral Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Cardenas BrothersA breathtaking palette of colors greets the viewer in this depiction of a flower market in an Andean village. The Cárdenas Brothers create a superior weaving that allows them to depict their subjects...$189.99
Colorful Handwoven Andean Village Scene Wool Wall Tapestry
Andean Village, Colorful Handwoven Andean Village Scene Wool Wall Tapestry
Luis LeonNestled at the foot of the mighty Andes, a quiet Peruvian village is inviting. Luis Leon depicts cozy homes, verdant fields and narrow lanes where townspeople go about their daily round. Working in...$207.99
Artist: Luis Leon
Women Picking Flowers
Floral Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Women Picking Flowers, Floral Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Nilda Amaro OscanoaFields of flowers stretch toward distant mountains beneath a blue sky. All is light and brightness in this colorful tapestry by Nilda Amaro. Using virgin wool on a handloom, she portrays women...$194.99
Artist: Nilda Amaro Oscanoa
Fair Trade Cultural Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Llama Village, Fair Trade Cultural Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Cardenas BrothersTall llamas tread single file down a village lane, driven by their patient herdsman. Populated by whitewashed homes, the hamlet is nestled in the shadow of the mighty Andes mountains. Working on the...$137.99
Handcrafted Cultural Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Highland Streets, Handcrafted Cultural Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging
Cardenas BrothersIn this stunning tapestry, snowcapped mountains watch over a small Andean village flanked by whitewashed houses. Verdant fields line cobbled streets, and neighbors live in idyllic peace. The Cárdenas...$164.99
Landscape Tapestries(11 items)
Welcome to the Landscape Tapestrie Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
As with any work of art, direct sunlight will fade colors over time, especially for tapestries with natural dyes. We recommend hanging your tapestry in an area that avoids direct sun exposure to maintain vibrancy. To clean your woven tapestry, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dry clean if necessary. Spot treatment can also be used with a gentle fabric cleaner, but we recommend testing it on a small area first. Alternatively, you may hand wash your tapestry using cold water, then hang it to dry in the shade. Some tapestries made from cotton fabric may be machine washed on cold.
When it comes to handcrafted traditional tapestries, the most common materials include wool, cotton, silk, and natural dyes. Certain regions incorporate unique materials or designs into their tapestries. In the Andes, alpaca fiber is commonly used. In India, one finds batik printed cotton. In Mexico and Central America sheep wool and natural cotton threads are frequently used. In Thailand, rich silk material is a feature of handmade tapestries.
To craft an eco-friendly tapestry, traditional artisans hold themselves to high standards, both in terms of materials and processes. Natural fibers, textiles, and dyes are derived from plants and trees. Some artisans even incorporate recycled or upcycled materials in their commitment to eco-friendly processes. Traditional art forms that are passed down through the generations are often painstakingly made by hand. They are naturally eco-friendly, as they avoid mass production, factory runoff, and industrial waste. This also means that each tapestry is uniquetruly one of a kind.
When it comes to tapestries, function meets style! A handmade tapestry can be a great way to brighten up any living space while providing insulation against the cold. Materials like alpaca and sheep wool create natural warmth by trapping cool air inside the cloth, creating a more stable temperature within the room.
While factory-produced tapestries are increasingly available to consumers, traditional, authentic tapestries are handmade by artisans who often learn the artform from older generations. Skilled makers from the Andes, India, Mexico and Thailand make use of foot-treadle or backstrap looms, where they interweave warp and weft threads and then tamp them down into a tight stitch. An artisan may finish a handmade tapestry by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine for final touches.
Traditional tapestries depict scenes and images which are drawn from the lives and natural environments of the artisans who craft them. Some include geometric designs, like the mandala, which is thought to represent wholeness and symmetry. Others make use of paisley, floral, or leafy patterns, particularly in tapestries from India. Central American tapestries may incorporate geometric motifs, animals, and people, while Mexican tapestries are often colorful with Greca patterns and designs. Thai artisans use symbols that are popular within Thai culture, religious characters, animal scenes, or depictions of human forms. Unique tapestries from the Andes are often vibrant with elaborate scenes that incorporate folklore, village life, and pastoral existence.
The methods for making tapestries vary as widely as the regions from which they come. Because many traditional artisans adopt the methods of their ancestors, they have kept those ancient artforms alive and well. In the Andes, weavers often work on a wooden treadle loom in which they use foot pedals, called treadles, to control the weave of the tapestry. In Central America, the treadle loom and the backstrap loom are both integral to tapestry art. The backstrap loom is one of the oldest techniques which dates back thousands of years, in which one part of the loom is attached to the weaver and the other part is attached to a fixed object (historically, a tree). To create vibrant color, artisans embroider and dye their tapestries with natural plants and pigments. Around the world, weavers use tie-dye, Dabu (the application of wax or gum clay and resin to the cloth to create a diffuse color effect), Batik (an ancient method in which dye-resistant wax is applied to cloth to create select patterns of color), hand embroidery, and patchwork to create unique and diverse tapestry art.
The tapestry is an ancient textile art form that dates back thousands of years to early civilizations in Peru, Egypt, and Thailand. In Peru, skilled weavers used colorful camelid fiber threads to create beautiful tapestries for ritualistic funeral mantles. Ancient Incas wove short tunics (Unku) to show importance and social status. Ancient Egyptians crafted shroud-like tapestries to bury their dead. Tapestries gained international prominence when Europeans began to decorate their castles and churches with elaborate textiles that depicted historical scenes, as well as religious messages. Today, skilled artisans preserve the ancient techniques of their ancestors. In Thailand, for example, silk weavers are renowned for techniques that have been used since the rule of the Angkor kings circa 800 A.D. In Central America, contemporary weavers pay homage to early Mayan artisans who used plants, shells, and even snails to color their first tapestries in the 15th century. In India, where some of the first tapestries were made and the textile industry became the base of their economy, the skills of generations past still live on in modern artisans.
Featured Reviews on Landscape Tapestries
Splendid home addition
Recently received this 3 ft tapestry and am pleasantly satisfied with the quality of this item. It brings me joy to look at it & I feel it adds a vibrance to my home.
This is my first time buying on this site. When you change money to Canadian, add tax, and postage, it is expensive and I was a bit apprehensive because pictures dont show everything. I waited a while because they were out of stock but this was no problem. When it came, it was nicely packaged. The design I chose was bright and cheery and what I liked best was the workmanship and the weight of the wool. it wasnt skimpy. Also, theres a nice pocket in which to place my rod when I get it. I thought Id have to manage that myself. So, all in all, I am a happy customer and its worth the $ to me!.
Cardenas Brothers Hand-woven tapestries
Avencio lingered 20 days on a portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe, while Juan is enchanted with weaving charming portrayals of little children.