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5 feet 11" x 4 feet 10". Fabric piece. A little darker than shown here, bright sunlight washed out colour. Last pic most accurate.
There is a little bit of a mark like bleach in two areas, one about an inch wide - one tiny, but not too noticeable, see third pic.

A stunning embroidered Suzani which has been made in Samarkand, Uzbekistan by village women. After much scrutinisation I have decided this has been stitched in couch stitch by a hand. Embroidered in gorgeous floral patterns, this item has a background of strong cotton fabric in mustardy/beige and the embroidery is in very natural colours - blues, rust, red, brown, dull reds and green. Two raw edges.

Don't you love the patterns? I think these pieces of fabric could have many uses - bed covers, cushions, wall hangings, a curtain or even backed as a quilt? Over to you.

The suzani is in a good condition. Zoom in.

Background:

This Suzani is a typical decoration for guest-rooms in Uzbekistan. The embroidery is made in threads in couch stitching technique. 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.

HISTORY:

This oriental suzani is a genuine sample of the skill and quality of Tadjik handmade 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 neighboring peoples in Central Asia.