If you love unusual and unique drapery, you can’t go far wrong with our beautiful range of vintage embroideries from Central Asia. The glistening russet and gold of embroidered Asian textiles has inspired western interiors for half a century, particularly the suzani. Interior designers and home owners alike have fallen for the charm of these exquisite and ancient tribal works of art, leading to a mass design resurgence. Not only do they have a fascinating history, but the antique suzani is becoming more collectable. Plus, their distinctive style is often recreated by contemporary designers of prints and weaves. It's not difficult to carry this far-off romance into your own home either and soon find yourself amid a wealth of historic colour and pattern.
What is a suzani?
Suzanis are exquisitely embroidered cloths hailing from Uzbekistan. The word suzani is Persian and translates as needle - and this is needlework of the highest order. This region has for centuries produced exquisite regional art works, including rugs, pottery and embroidery. Such embroidery is an integral part of daily life and is rich, sumptuous and amazingly diverse. Each tells a story and takes a regional artisan medium into relevant and modern design for everyday use. Suzanis were traditionally made by brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. These hand-embroidered vintage suzanis are infused with character as rich as their colours and as intricate as their designs. This particular grouping of suzanis is made up of vibrant and eclectic patchwork designs and gorgeous hand-embroidery.
Please note that these are vintage pieces and some may be a little tatty around the edges, but each one oozes character, individuality and history.
Why we love this product!
- Fair Trade
- Vintage and unique
- A vibrant and diverse colour scheme
- Rich and beautiful designs
Dimensions: W:70cm x H:118cm