Peruvian master weaver Máximo Laura is one of his country's living treasures and his giant works have been shown throughout the world.
He's a fifth generation weaver - his children are continuing the tradition and he's confident his grandchildren will too.
Using five thousand year old weaving techniques, his designs blend the contemporary with the traditional.
Maximo is currently in New Zealand, showing some of his large intensely coloured works and taking workshops to share his skills and philosophy of weaving, as a guest of Creative Fibre NZ.
His exhibition Eternal Vision is on at Pātaka in Porirua