Suzanis are extremely beautiful and unique hand embroidered pieces. Known for its decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and a few other Central Asian countries.
Material & Design Motifs
In most cases Suzani textiles usually have a cotton or silk fabric base. Which is then embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Suzani’s are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together.
Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers, leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds.
History of Suzani
Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. These hand-embroidered vintage suzani’s are infused with the character that only comes from everyday use. Perhaps created by a bride-to-be to show her devotion to her betrothed and then in lean times bartered away to a traveling merchant for money or household necessities pulled from the depths of his donkey cart. The story of each of these suzani’s is as rich as their colors and as intricate as the designs that cover their surfaces
Ways to Incorporate Suzani into your design
Here are a few fun ways to incorporate a suzani into your design.
If your the type of person that loves color. Consider a bed cover for instance. A suzani is the perfect add on for your bedroom decor. Its fun and full of fascinating colors and designs.
If your looking for a pop of color to add into your living room then having a piece of furniture upholstered with a beautiful embroidered suzani might just be the solution. Suzani’s feature a unique pattern, therefore making it an eye catching piece when entering the room.
Perhaps dress up your dining area with a extraordinary suzani. Your friends and family will love this piece and enjoy talking about its amazing history during a good feast.
On the other hand, what better way to add fun colors to a simple room. You can also use decorative pillows to add excitement to a plain room.
Lastly, If you have a simple wall and are looking into how you could incorporate something beautiful to make it look pleasing to the eye. Then consider a wall hanging suzani/tapestry.
There are many different ways to incorporate a embroidered suzani. Whether its for your living room, dining room, or bedroom. Your options are endless. Create and imagine something beautiful and recreate it with a suzani. At Rugs and More we have a large collection of antique suzani’s and tapestry’s. With many different designs and colors to choose from.