This is a Fabulous Hand Woven Tapestry, by the Premier French/Mexican Tapestry Artist "Pedro Preux".
From his Series "Los Elementos", it is titled "El Aire" (The air), Dated 1982 on the Label on the reverse of the Tapestry, and also #2 out of 6 produced. Featuring Sand Hill Cranes Flying above the Land and Sea (an abstract design of Mexico & the Pacific Ocean).
The size is approx. 70" wide by 45" high...a Delightful and quite Colorful Hand Woven Tapestry of wool and cotton, in the "Gobelins" tradition of very fine weaving, woven at the "Taller Nacional de Tapiz" (National Tapestry Workshop in Mexico City). The Tapestry is in Excellent Condition, and the colors are brilliant!!
Pedro Preux (1932 - 2011) was born in Paris to the painter and sculptor Roberto Preux, and Sonia Lernau, also a sculptor and tapestry weaver. In 1942 the family fled to Mexico, and he began his art studies with his parents. In 1961 he returned to France to study Tapestry technique, thanks to 2 Grants from the French government...he became a pupil of Jean Lurcat in Aubusson at that date, and in 1965 he worked at the Gobelins Studio in Paris, where they made tapestries to decorate French Public Institutions.
By 1962, Preux had a tapestry studio at the School of Design and Crafts in Mexico City, and in 1973 he founded the National Tapestry Workshop in 1973. In 1984 he was Master of the National School of Fine Arts, and created a collection of unique Tapestries of the World.
Preux had one-man-shows in the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, and museums in Long Beach and San Diego, as well as the University of Texas and the Wenger Gallery in San Francisco, and exhibited in major galleries and museums across the the World.
Check with me for accurate shipping costs..it will be carefully rolled and shipped in a heavy tube, so I am not sure of an accurate weight.
A wonderful and Rare Tapestry to enhance your Decor....