Bella Kaplan – Country – Flora/Fauna
The plant, which grows in rivers, streams and swamps, lacks petals. Its height reaches up to 4 or 5 meters. The gum has been used in the past as a raw material for making sheets of papyrus paper. The plant was common in ancient Egypt and from it the ancient paper was produced. Ancient papyrus was found in Egypt as early as the third millennium BCE and was used as the main writing material in the ancient world until the early Middle Ages.
Papyrus was an important “gift of the Nile ” which is still preserved and perpetuated in Egyptian culture. Along with the economic uses, it also has environmental value.
The quilt is hand dyed fabric, fused, machine quilted.