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Keyaiira | leather + fiber
Peanut | Wall Hangings by Keyaiira | leather + fiber | Artist Studio in Santa Rosa
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Peanut - Wall Hangings

Featured In Artist Studio, Santa Rosa, CA

$3,250

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LOCAL PICK UP or DELIVERY ONLY --- This extra-large scale handwoven tapestry weaving has a unique story. A single sheep named Peanut provided a portion of the wool and inspired the name of this textile piece. While working on large works for a gallery exhibit in Sonoma, California this piece came to life in the most unexpected way. My vision was to create a minimal and modern wall hanging that would suspend from a large oblong octagon piece of walnut wood that I had custom-designed specifically for this piece. I organically created the upper woven white on white shape with different depths and textures, but I was struggling with how to finish the piece. After sifting through some old scrap yarn, I came across a long-forgotten blue fiber. I immediately knew that a deeper blue version of such yarn would make the perfect finishing touch. I contacted Mary, the small farm owner in Napa, California of whom it belonged and we collaborated to create my vision. She custom hand-dyed the fiber in a small batch making it a one-of-a-kind element.



SIZE & DETAILS

Measures 51" [from top of hanging bar to bottom] x 88" wide
Hung on a custom-designed solid walnut wood beam
Milled specifically for this piece by a local small business in Rohnert Park, CA
Fiber:

Natural white Rambouillet Wool Roving
Climate Beneficial, Carbon & sustainably farmed in Cedarville, CA [Fibershed Certified]
Natural white New Zealand Sheep’s Wool
Hand-felted in Nepal, sustainably sourced from a local San Francisco based business
Blue Luster long wool, alpaca & kid mohair blend
grown & hand-dyed by a farm & business owner in Napa, CA


LOCAL PICK UP or DELIVERY ONLY
Due to the extra-large size of this piece, please select the "Pick up" option at checkout, once purchased I will contact you to schedule pick up or delivery. You may also email me prior to purchasing at hello@keyaiira.com.

Local delivery & installation is available for an additional fee, fee depends on distance and complexity of installation.

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Meet the Creator
Keyaira Terry is an artist with a bold spirit and an old soul.

Born and raised in Ukiah, a small farm town in Northern California, Keyaira had a childhood that was deeply connected to the soil and earth, learning to use everything around her as a tool or resource. Keyaira spent her formative years with her grandmother sewing, tending to the land they lived on, and caring for an array of farm animals. Trading goods and commodities among their close-knit farm community was commonplace and shaped Keyaira’s perspective on sustainability and the true meaning of “locally sourced”. Keyaira recalls utilizing all the resources available to her and minimizing waste as being a paramount part of her existence, “if we didn’t have it we made it, if something broke we fixed it”. These collective experiences helped cultivate Keyaira as an artist and inspire her present-day work and ethos — A homespun nostalgia with a modern sensibility, rooted by a love for natural, sustainable and ethically sourced materials.


In 2012, Keyaira opened an Etsy shop, selling unique handbags with leather accents. Naturally evolving and self-taught, she transitioned into custom leather work and tapestry weaving. Keyaira completed her first fiber installation piece in 2016 for the office of Michael Cantwell, MD. In 2018 she started teaching her unique style of weaving at several venues across the bay area. 2019 brought a new opportunity for Keyaira; she combined her love of leather and fiber in her first solo exhibition at Gallery 212 in Sonoma, California.

Keyaira currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with her husband, Weston, and their two English bulldogs, Lola and Olive. She splits her time between running her own business as a designer and maker, weaving instructor, and creating commissioned pieces.

She has collaborated with companies such as Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, 3north, Studio 11 Designs, Bustle Events and has been featured by Apartment Therapy, Amazon Handmade, Etsy and Sonoma Magazine.