Bella Kaplan – Country – Artist


I chose the murals in the tomb of Nefertari. The tomb preserved in all its details. The murals and colors that have been preserved for thousands of years. Queen Nefertari was one of the most famous Egyptian queens and an iconic woman of Ancient Egypt.

She was the favorite queen of Rameses II, was buried about 3,200 years ago in the most exquisitely decorated tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens. Discovered in 1904 by Italian explorer Ernesto Schiaparelli

The hieroglyphs below in this work are letters of her name and the rest are symbols and stories that prepare for her return to the world.  Resurrection of the dead.

Detail view:

  1. Wonderful design and work, it is so realistic. Well done.

  2. Very successful translation of Egyptian classic into textile art, love it!

  3. carolinehiggs

    Wonderful work. The colours and forms are so recognisable; this is a lovely piece of work.

  4. Wonderful interpretation of the Egyptian murals and hieroglyphs of the tomb of Nefertari onto fabric. So much color and detail. Well done.

  5. quilterpaola

    A piece of history reproduced perfectly on textile. The attention to detail and colours is impressive. Great job, Bella!

  6. Beautiful interpretation of an historic Egyotian mural. Very good composition and sense of détail.

  7. A wonderful tribute to Egyptian art. The hieroglyphs are screen printed, I guess?

  8. Classic Egyptian art beautifully translated into textile. Your choice of fabrics and colours brings wonderful detail.

  9. Maryte Collard

    You don’t explain what techniques you used, but it doesn’t even matter, because the result is stunning.

  10. thanks all. The hieroglyphs is screen printed. the other is collage with white and black cotton fabric, gold fabrics . the face is hand dyed fabric.

  11. Bella! What a stunning piece of beautiful Egyptian classic art. The choice of fabrics is exquisite and I especially love the hieroglyphs (the birds most of all). Wonderful piece!

  12. joanbrailsford

    A very stylish representation of the Egyptian tomb murals, which I also love. Your background reminds me of parchment and the image of the queen id perfect. What a beautiful piece

  13. I just LOVE your piece. I have an UFO with Nefertite on it, but it comes nowhere near your interpretation. Colours, appliqué, screenprinting, stitching it is all awesome.

  14. Your interpretation of Egyptian hieroglyphics is stunning. I love your use of color and symbolism is this quilt.

  15. studiociboulette

    Beautiful work and choice of colours and fabrics. Bravo

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