Antique Purple Silk Suzani / 6'4"x7'9"/ 194x238cm

Antique Purple Silk Suzani / 6'4"x7'9"/ 194x238cm


Beautiful rich purple ground. This elegant antique suzani is silk on silk, with symmetric white flowering plants all over the field in neat columns and rows - an indoor, idealized 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 Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.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. In excellent condition.

Type: Hand-embroidered suzani with embroidery in silk on silk
Size: 6’4” x 7’9” / 194x238cm
Material: silk on silk
Approximate age: 70+ years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan
Specialty clean.

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Item #E571

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