212 x 173 cm
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Suzani, second half of the 20th century, from Central Asia

Suzani are silk embroideries made by uzbek women, most of the time for their wedding.


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Suzanis are traditional decorative textiles originating in Central Asia, more specifically in the present-day regions of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Their name comes from the Persian word "suzan", meaning "needle". These works are famous for their intricate, colorful designs, often featuring floral motifs and sometimes animal motifs or solar symbols.

Handmade: suzanis are traditionally hand-embroidered by women. Embroidery techniques were often handed down from generation to generation within families. Mothers taught their daughters the art of embroidery from an early age. Suzanis were frequently embroidered as part of the preparation of the wedding trousseau.

Uses: Suzanis were traditionally used for interior decoration, notably as bedspreads, curtains, tablecloths, and sometimes as ceremonial garments.

Materials: Suzanis are generally made from fabric bases such as cotton, silk or velvet, and embroidered with silk or cotton threads.

212 x 173 cm

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Silk and cotton

You can shake them to remove dust.

Because of the materials used, these items are fragile.

If necessary, dry cleaning should be preferred.

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