Seller: ailestore (1,054) 100%, Location: Philadelphia, PA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 320827141409 Dear Byers, Collectible-Purchase is the worldwide representative of one of the biggest family supplier of Uzbek Hand Made Suzani to most eBay sellers from Uzbekistan. Because of a huge demand on our Luxurious Hand Made Suzanies we just opened a representative office in Philadelphia USA. Now you have a chance to purchase Suzanies in USA which is cheaper, more convenient, faster and guaranteed to be safe plus Free Shipping! The lowest price is guaranteed! 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 threadsWall – Handmade 100% Silk (not shiny)Place of Origin – Bukhara, Uzbekistan Size – 60 x 92 inches or 152 x 233 centimetersEmbroidery 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 – Suzani 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 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. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and requests. Thanks for visiting my posting. Have a pleasant shopping!