Stunning Vintage Uzbek Silk & Cotton Suzani / 8'x11'7" / 244 x 353cm

Stunning Vintage Uzbek Silk & Cotton Suzani / 8'x11'7" / 244 x 353cm


Many suzani of this age and type are embroidered in cotton. This piece is rare - and unique - in that the embroiderers used silk thread, too. The colors - magenta - reds - marigolds - are in silk, while the black melon vines are in cotton. A great piece with lovely hand and weight.

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 Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.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

Type: Hand-embroidered suzani with embroidery in silk and cotton on cotton
Size: 8'x11'7" / 244 x 353cm
Material: silk & cotton on cotton
Approximate age: 60 years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan

In excellent condition. Small flaws commensurate with age.
Specialty clean.

For trade pricing and more information, please email Reference Suzani #6.

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