Antique Purple Silk Suzani / 6'4"x11'6"/194x268cm

Antique Purple Silk Suzani / 6'4"x11'6"/194x268cm


Beautiful rich purple ground. These regal antique suzani are silk on silk, with typically white flowering plants all over the field in columns and rows - an indoor, ideal garden - with a marigold orange border. Small flowers in rich pink-red dot the garden with warm color.

Suzani - from the Persian word for "needle" - is the term used for a range of hand-embroidered covers and hangings from Uzbekistan. Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.

These pieces were made as part of the dowry and as such were prized possessions. But they have age, which is part of their extreme beauty. Our pieces are offered as the best of their categories in terms of artistry and condition. All are sold as-is.

This piece was backed originally with white cotton, which is still in perfect condition. Professional mounting/backing service available to back the piece for stretching on a frame.

Small flaws commensurate with age - see photos. These minimal worn areas in the silk do not distract from the entirety of the piece, but could be patched or tacked down.

Type: Hand-embroidered suzani with embroidery in silk on silk
Size: 6’4” x 11’6” / 194x268cm
Material: silk on silk
Approximate age: 70+ years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan
Specialty clean.

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Item #E570

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