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A beautiful intricate cream based Suzani with multicoloured flowers, fruits & vines with a lovely swirl border (burnt orange, red, soot, pink, light blue) embroidered in wool. 150 x 224cm
Beautiful for Spring/Summer or even Easter Table because of the vivid tones… it can even work for Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Makes a beautiful tablecloth to layer on a table, or drape on an armchair, over a bed or sofa. Or hanging on a wall…. One client even bought to make a headboard…
Base cloth is slightly distressed, this is intended.
A suzani is a large, hand-embroidered textile panel; the word comes from the Persian word suzan, which means needle. Originating from nomadic tribes in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries, suzanis have become highly collectable and valued for their beautiful decoration and fine craftsmanship.
The primary use of a suzani was within the yurt (a Central Asian nomadic tent), as a protective wrapping panel for textiles and belongings. They were also used as prayer mats, as bed sheets and for seating — pieces of furniture are seldom found in yurts, because they are cumbersome to move.
Suzanis were traditionally made by brides and their mothers as part of a dowry, and presented to the groom on his wedding day. They represented the binding together of two families, and were adorned with symbols of luck, health, long life and fertility.
These Suzanis are a modern take on a classical Cloth. Wool thread embroidery on vintage cotton cloths made by artisan craftsmen in Rajastan.
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