Bekobod Suzani

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£700.00
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Specifications

Style Vintage
Room Living Room
Period Early 20th Century
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Size Unique
All materials No
Dimensions 3.23 x 2.17 meters
Product Code ‌KCFG148

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Description

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. Suzanis had a symbolic significance, too. They 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. Suzanis are made from cotton, sometimes silk. The pattern is first drawn onto the cotton, before being embroidered on narrow portable looms. They are usually produced in two or more pieces, meaning that they can be worked on by more than one person, before being stitched together. Ideally, a suzani should be hung flat on a wall, but they work great for upholstery too! Headboards, ottomans or small occasional chairs. Do not be tempted to wash them yourself, because they can be extremely fragile. Speciality cleaning or dry clean only. Size: 3.23 x 2.17 meters

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