Bella Kaplan – Country – Architecture

Pyramid

The pyramids in Egypt are tombs of the kings of ancient Egypt, most of them more than 4000 years old, which were established and designed according to the worship of the sun and stars. The Egyptian pyramids, one of the largest structures built by man, are one of the symbols of ancient Egyptian culture, a culture rich in wisdom and innovative technology for its time
The ancient Egyptians settled on the east bank of the river, where the sun shone every morning and therefore brought life into the world. The pyramids, on the other hand, were built by the ancient Egyptians on the west bank of the Nile – which they believed was the land of the dead, as they saw the “god of the sun”   sink into the sun at the end of each day.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven original wonders of the ancient world  . The pyramid, located near the city of Giza in Egypt, was built in the third millennium BC, by Pharaoh Khufu and was intended to serve as his tomb

From my childhood when I first heard about the  pyramids in Egypt, studying the Bible in school, my big dream was to get to the pyramid and to take pictures at the front.
My dream came true  only in 2020,   And it really was  most impressive..

My quilt is hand dyed fabric, screen printed the camels, fused, machine quilted.

Close up view:

Original picture:

  1. An obvious addition to your series! I love the way that your binding matches , great attention to detail. Great piece.

  2. A well-done tribute to the geniality constructive of the Egyptian people. I like your hand-dyed fabrics.

  3. studiociboulette

    Incredible architecture of the past. Always stunning pyramids. Beautiful

  4. Maryte Collard

    Interesting way how you built your pyramids and the camels add life to your design. I love how you matched binding to the background. This way your sky has no limits.

  5. Great interpretation and use of materials, I have to agree about binding it adds continuity.

  6. Your camels are lovely ! I also like how you built your pyramids.
    Great addition to your series.

  7. joanbrailsford

    A well worked depiction of these ancient structures, and the addition of the camels really make the piece come to life. The colours are well tgought out and well done

  8. I love the way you have built the pyramids and added the stitching to outline the stones. The camels provide life, scale and a little humour. Lovely.

  9. Great rendition of the impressive pyramids of Egypt. Love your camels, they do hang around there begging the tourists to take a spin. They make it come to life. And yes, the binding is very well thought out! Lovely!

  10. Pyramids are very impressing. I love the technique you used to built them.

  11. A very impressive piece, and thank you for the history lesson. The camels are a nice touch that brings life to your quilt.

  12. I love your screen-printed camels in front of the pyramids. They give your quilt depth. Your handdyed fabric really suits the structure of the pyramids. Lovely piece and a beautiful memory of a wonderful trip. I loved Egypt a lot too, so much history and beautiful buildings to explore.

  13. Your choice of fabrics and quilting give the sky a feeling of movement and the camels in front gives your composition depth and dimension. How wonderful that your dream as a child became a reality. Bravo!

  14. Love the way you constructed the pyramids, and I too agree that the camels make the picture complete. Very Egyptian!

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