Oh, Suzani!

20 Aug

The word “suzani” comes from the Persian word for “needle”– and it is most usually used to refer to the silk thread embroidery panels traditionally made by Uzbek women.  This embroidery work would begin at the birth of a daughter and continue until a bride’s dowry was complete.  In recent years–as more people have come to appreciate Eastern European folk arts–the cost of antique suzani has skyrocketed.  One of many reasons for their desirability is their versatility–although traditionally used as coverlets for the bridal bed–suzani also make for gorgeous wall hangings, bedspreads, throws, pillows and tablecloths.  Some examples of their myriad uses below…

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One Response to “Oh, Suzani!”

  1. Lauren August 22, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    I love these Suzani’s! Do you know where I can find them? I hope all is well!

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