Large Old Uzbek Silk on Silk Hand Embroidered Suzani Antique Handmade Embroidery
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Excellent! Suzani is a Unique Piece of Art! Only One Piece in the World!
It is very special and unique type of embroidery with awl - very time consuming and complicated type of embroidery compare to regular needle one.
Age – Late 20th Century
Embroidery – Handmade 100% Silk threads
Wall – Handmade 100% Silk (not shiny)
Place of Origin – Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Size – 60 x 92 inches or 152 x 233 centimeters
Embroidery time or production process time – It took around 8 month.
Suzani is not shiny - the shine of silk threads on the picture is only from camera flash and light in the room to show you the embroidery style and to proof that it is old and 100% embroidery hand made. You may also, if you prefer, show the shine of any silk embroidered suzani by installing special light pointed on your piece of art at your home or office.
Condition – Please refer to all pictures. Feel free to ask questions.
Saved condition – Excellent! As collection in proper room condition - not in the attic, garage or smoking house
Mostly used purposes - Collectible, luxurious office and home decoration - gorgeous wall hanging, floor decor, delightful table cloth or other beautiful part of design purposes. Suzani is also a magnificent gift.
Little History –
A type o f embroidered
and decorative tribal textile mostly made in Uzbekistan or other Central Asian
countries. From the Persian - Suzan which means needle. The art of making such
textiles is called Suzankori (needlework). Suzanis usually have a cotton
(sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread.
Chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. There is
also extensive use of couching, in which decorative thread laid on the fabric
as a raised line is stitched in place with a second thread. Suzanis are often
made in two or more pieces that are then stitched together. Popular design
motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulips, carnations, and
irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional
fish and birds. The oldest surviving suzanis are from the late 18th and early
19th centuries, but it seems likely that they were in use long before that.
Suzanis have been traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their
dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day.
Bukhara meaning “lucky
place” is the capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan. The
region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia, and the city
has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long
been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. The historic center
of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by
UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ethnic Uzbek may constitute the largest
element in Bukhara, with the native Tajiks being as numerous. The city long has
had a mixed population including Jews and other ethnic minorities as well.
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