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!

1_Brown Land (chiy)

1_Brown Land (chiy) Detail

2_Green Land (chiy)

2_Green Land (chiy) Detail

3_Day-Night (baskur)

3_Day-Night (baskur) Detail

4_Steppe Dreams (baskur)

4_Steppe Dreams (baskur) Detail

5_Aksai River (felt)

5_Aksai River (felt) Detail


Contemplation Detail

Exotic Bouquet

Exotic Bouquet Detail

Fateful Weavings

Fateful Weavings Detail

Lady Knight 2002

Lady Knight 2002 Detail

Lady Knight 2006

Lady Knight 2006 Detail


Midday Detail


Morning Detail


Owl Detail

Travelling Garden

Travelling Garden Detail