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This textile is called a "Saye Gosha" or "Segusha", made by Uzbeks in Afghanistan.

This textile is made of three distinct parts: The dusty rose satin fabric with floral embroidery, a woven border added on along one corner, and the twisted fringe added on to that.

The embroidery thread looks and feels like silk, but aged cotton can also take on that nice sheen. The embroidery is quite dense and in good shape. The twisted fringe has tin sequins attached at the ends, adding a little bling. If you look closely to the photo, you will see how the bottom two pieces have been added on. Truly a collectible and gorgeous piece!

Dimensions: 38" square
Metric: 96.5 cm

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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.

Similar textiles are also made by the Turkman. (See this discussion on TurkoTek, the must-see site for tribal textiles: http://www.turkotek.com/salon_00108/s108t4.htm)

As stated there, similar V-shaped pieces are used to decorate rolls or of quilts and bedding that would be stacked against the wall of a yurt. Another site said that these are actually sewn on to the back corner of a quilt so that each family member can find their own bedding easily. Makes sense to me!

See my blog for more articles on suzanis: fiberfocus.blogspot.com/search/label/Suzani

Please visit my store here on Etsy for many more gorgeous ethnic textiles and for things that I make, too. I combine shipping on multiple purchases, ship worldwide, and strive to support hand made textiles from many cultures. Free shipping on US orders over $100 and up to $20 credit on shipping costs for international orders over $100. The international shipping prices quoted are an estimated price with the discount included. There may need to be an adjustment depending on what the actual price turns out to be.

Vintage Uzbek Textile: Ethnic Wallhanging, Saye Gosha 565

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: cotton, silk
  • Ships worldwide from Kentucky, United States
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