Antique "Suzani"

(DK-111-32)   Antique
6'9" x 7'11" (206cm x 241cm)
Central Asia, Uzbekistan: Late 19th Century
Embroidery, silk stitching on cotton
A delightfully exuberant antique "suzani" embroidery in large square-ish format, in a style attributed to the city of Tashkent, presently the capital of Uzbekistan. The motifs are rendered in silk on yellow cotton cloth.

Used as ceremonial bed covers and wall hangings, pieces like this are associated with local wedding customs and are among the most impressive examples of textile art anywhere.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, complete and clean. Minor losses to black-brown stitching due to age-appropriate corrosion. Backed with new linen.

Medium, Textiles, Blankets, etc