Suzani – Central Asian Textile

Two Vintage Uzbek Suzani Pillows

p4A ItemID F7992692
Suzani-Style Embroidered Panel, probably Central Asia, late 20th century

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Suzani embroidery

p4A ItemID F7959410
Embroidered Suzani panel, Uzbekistan, (west central Asia), late 19th/ early 20th century, silk embroidery on four handwoven linen panels

p4A ItemID F7953734

Suzani Textile – Central Asian

Suzanis are embroidered and decorative tribal textiles made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries, usually silk embroidery on cotton panels that could then be sewn together. They were were used in homes as wall decoration, bed covers or rugs, and traditionally made by young women to be given to their groom on the wedding day as part of their dowry.

Reference note by p4A editorial staff, July 2011.

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