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Tom Sheeran’s Artists of the Loom: the Ayacucho Weavers of Peru

  Tom Sheeran’s Artists of the Loom: The Ayacucho Weavers of Peru is the first book to document this art form in a detailed work.  These skilled artisans create beautiful tapestries based on pre-Hispanic designs interpreted with their own artistic vision.  They use natural dyes with sheep’s wool or native alpaca yarns and weave on hand-built looms.  The finished weavings are sophisticated works of art that the weavers sign with pride. The book, in both Spanish and English, tells about the weavers, their lives, their work, their weaving techniques, and the history of textiles in Peru from ancient times until…