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5 feet 10" x 4 feet 9".

A stunning embroidered Suzani which has been made in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan by village women. Stitched in couch stitiching by hand in gorgeous floral patterns, this item has a background of rough cotton fabric in mustardy/beige and the embroidery is in very natural colours - blue, red, brown, dull reds and green.

Don't you love the patterns? The creases will drop out. Two raw edges.

The suzani is in a very good condition. Zoom in. This piece has multiple possibilities, bedcover, tablecloth, wall hanging, pillow covers, curtain.....

What a gorgeous piece! The embroidery is dense and thick, contrasting beautifully with the background. Contemporary, yet rustic, this textile would accent almost any space.

Suzani textiles go all out for impact in color, size and their recognizable floral flair. Appropriately, the word suzani means needle, but is used to refer to the larger tapestries.


Throughout history, nomadic women and girls of Uzbekistan embroidered these large tapestries to adorn their yurts and tents. They were dowry pieces as well as a way of adding a personal stamp to ones living space. Suzanis have always been a source of good income for women, too. Village women wanted them for their homes and to this day, embroidery continues to be a vital source of income for Uzbeki women. Older suzanis are highly collectible. They often use silk threads with tight embroidery, but are becoming harder and harder to find.

This Suzani is a typical decoration for guest-rooms in Uzbekistan. All the patterns of the embroidery symbolize prosperity and well-being. Some of these suzanis are made as wedding gifts.

Since an early age girls in the families of Central Asia have been taught the mastery of embroidering in order to follow the tradition to embroider their own wedding dowry. While embroidering of Suzani women express their creativeness using their skills keeping the traditions and customs of the national applied art.

In every Uzbek house there is a room for guests called "mehmonhona". Usually traditional mehmonhona is decorated with suzani. By the character of images, ways of implementation and color of suzani, as well as other types of the embroideries, suzani have their brightly expressed features in each region of the republic.

Don't miss the opportunity to own such beautiful embroidery. Draped over your bed, wall or couch, these quilts bring eastern mystique to your home.


The name of these exquisite silk mural embroideries comes from Persian "sozan" which means "a needle" in Farsi. These large embroidered dowry textiles of Turkic groups are so named because of the many hundreds of hours of needlework required to produce them. This one is from Uzbekistan, where Uzbeks and Tadjiks share similar textile traditions with the Turkmen and other neighbouring peoples in Central Asia.