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!

Horse Running Free

Horse Running Free Detail


Journey Detail


Physician Detail

Pink Panther

Pink Panther Detail

Sunny Day

Sunny Day Detail


Wolf Detail