Born in 1959 in Ayacucho (Peru). He has over 30 years of experience as a tapestry weaver. He is also a consultant, designer and lecturer on art and contemporary Andean textile design. He is internationally recognized as one of South America's pre-eminent and most unique textile artists.
In 2010, Master Maximo Laura was designated a “Living Human Treasure” by the government of Peru following UNESCO guidelines.