The Tapestries

Due to relocation, ART beyond borders is currently closed. Please feel free to browse this exhibition, and if you feel inspired, you can contact Alibay Bapanov directly on his Facebook page. So read on, and enjoy the visual feast of the tapestries!

Welcome to ART beyond borders’ tapestry exhibition, featuring the exceptional works by Alibay and Saule Bapanov, leading artists in their home country of Kazakhstan. For over 20 years, the Bapanovs have worked together creating intricate hand-woven and hand-felted tapestries, masterfully blending centuries-old weaving skills and Central Asian cultural icons with modern artistic expression.

The result is a collection of beautiful masterpieces that build a bridge from cultural heritage to modern art.

Bold color contrast or fluid color gradation, grand scale or small size, ethnic symbolism or universal abstraction – the Bapanovs excel in each endeavor, and with every new piece open up new horizons.

The tapestries are presented by size category: Grand, Large, Medium and Small.

Please also visit our blog for photos of the latest works by the Bapanovs. (Sometimes a piece sells before it ever makes it in front of the lens of a professional photographer, and then Alibay's and my snapshots for the blog are the only visuals!)

Enjoy browsing!

Circle of Life

Circle of Life Detail


Eternity Detail


Festivity Detail

Heaven On Earth

Heaven On Earth Detail


Icarus Detail

John 15:5

John 15:5 Detail


Lotos Detail


Mirage Detail

Moon of Fortune 1996

Moon of Fortune 1996 Detail

Moon of Fortune 2008

Moon of Fortune 2008 Detail

Mountain of the World

Mountain of the World Detail

Sacred Tree

Sacred Tree Detail


Silence Detail


Warrior Detail