LOT NO 02561 SUZANI 160 X 140 from central Asia CM (1 of 1)

LOT NO. 2561


Central Asia

160 x 140 cm

20 th century

Suzani Textiles and Embroideries are specific styles of antique embroidered textiles produced in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. They are embroidered and then multiple pieces are stitched together. The stitches used are primarily buttonhole, chain and stain. Usually the motifs used are the botah motif and other flowers such as tulips, wild hyacinths and pomegranate blossoms. Suzani derives from the Persian word for needle and to the coverings and embroidered hangings. These embroideries and textiles remain popular with collectors of antique rugs, who prize such pieces for their rich cultural authenticity.

While there is a wide range in styles that might appear in Suzani textiles and embroideries, popular designs tend to incorporate bright floral elements, presented in a traditional manner. The idiosyncratic designs and slight irregularities that frequently appear in Suzani textiles give these pieces a unique level of character, infusing them with an almost modern quality, making them extremely versatile and well-suited for both traditional and modern interiors.

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