Antique Suzani / 5'10"x7'8"/ 179x233cm

Antique Suzani / 5'10"x7'8"/ 179x233cm


Delicately-drawn all-over freefrom flowers grow on a red ground in this lovely, elegant antique suzani. Full of life and without a strict geometry, sprigs of flowers in turquoise, magenta, yellow spring from the field, with another version of flowers in a stricter vine order filling the border. Such a lovely wealth of details, each flower is unique. This suzani is worthy of long and repeated looks; each time, you see something new. 

This piece may have been made to be a wedding bedcover, or ruidjo.

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 Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.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.

Fine, elegantly-drawn silk embroidery on cotton ground. 

Type: Suzani hand embroidery
Size: 5'10" x 7'8" / 179x220cm
Material: silk on cotton
Approximate age: 100 years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan - Tashkent

Specialty clean.

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Item #E524

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