Updated on: 23rd Mar 2020
Origin: Uzbekistan
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19th century Suzani rug

19th century Suzani rug Public DomainSourceElvisor

19th century Suzani rug

Shakhrisabz suzani

Shakhrisabz suzani Public DomainSourceTillman

Shakhrisabz Suzani Large scale floral and vine forms. Produced circa 1850 in Uzbekistan. A very crisp example of this variety.

Shahrisyabz suzani (detail), Uzbekistan

Shahrisyabz suzani (detail), Uzbekistan Public Domain Mark 1.0SourcePeter D. Tillman

A large, almost square, 19th-century Uzbek textile, in which a central field consisting of blue ground silk ikat (perhaps a later insertion) is surrounded by a typical Shahrisyabz suzani border of bold round embroidered flowers. Frst half 19th century. PD for age Estimate: €14,500

Bokhara suzani

Bokhara suzani Public DomainSourceTillman

LARGE MEDALLION SUZANI EMBROIDERY, BOKHARA, UZBEKISTAN. Bokhara embroidery is also associated with Pakistan. Date: circa 1800

Lakai suzani

Lakai suzani Public DomainSourceTillman

Lakai silk Suzani embroidery, Uzbekistan, auctioned at Sotheby's April 2001. Mid 19th century (pre-1889)

Suzani, Bukhara pre 1850

Suzani, Bukhara pre 1850 Public DomainSourceTillman

Suzani, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, first half 19th century. Silk embroidery on a cotton foundation, 1.52 x 2.29 m (5′ 0″ x 7′ 6″). First half 19th century.

Large Medallion Suzani

Large Medallion Suzani Public DomainSourceTillman

Large Medallion Suzani

Shakhrisyabz suzani

Shakhrisyabz suzani Public DomainSourceTillman

Shakhrisyabz suzani, Collection VOK: Suzani 27 Suzanis played a central role in the lives of the people of Uzbekistan. Pervading all classes and ethnic groups, they are an art form produced by the entire population. Brides would bring to their marriages a number of embroideries made by themselves and their families as textile dowries. The quality of the textiles was the criterion by which their skill and the status of their families would be judged. Large covers of prestigious character served as bedspreads as well as tablecloths or wall hangings on festive occasions. After the ceremony, wedding cloths were frequently stored in wooden chests, accounting for their good condition. – Shakhrisyabz embroideries show the widest borders of all suzanis and use particularly elaborate border designs, two criteria that constitute their distinguishing features. This gorgeous example is striking because it lacks the ubiquitous circular blossoms in the design. Starting from the lower left-hand corner, a lush elongated vine bearing fan-shaped blossoms in various sizes and colours undulates through the main border. The twigs branching from it are decorated with small flowers, including tulips, carnations and blue irises. Drawn with a confident sense of proportion, the design of the field consists of a network of petrol diagonal branches that form compressed diamonds, their points of intersection marked by large red fan-shaped carnations. The curved, slightly concave branches bear elongated leaves with serrated outlines. Several branches are decorated with semi-circular blossoms. This composition is only encountered in a very few suzanis (see examples below). The suzani derives its particular appeal from its high proportion of light and brilliant colours (golden yellow, orange, ochre and light blue). – Good condition. The sides are still backed with the original silk ikat fabric while the canvas backing on the reverse is a later addition. Literature: BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Embroidered Flowers From Thrace to Tartary. London 1981, no. 23 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Susani. Stickereien aus Mittelasien. Mannheim 1981, pl. p. 43 *** COOTNER, CATHRYN M., Gardens of Paradise. In: HALI 30, London 1986, no. 4, p. 48 *** HALI 41, London 1988, ill. p. 47 (Burrell Collection Glasgow, inv. no. 30.4) *** RIPPON BOSWELL, auction of 11th May 1991, # 90; auction of 12th November 1994, # 54 and # 113 Published: VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. A Textile Art from Central Asia. (Text by Jakob Taube) Munich 1994, no. 27 Central Asia, Uzbekistan Dimensions 250 x 182 cm. Age First half 19th century. Sale price: EUR 39,040.00

Traditional susani

Traditional susani Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA-3.0SourceTillman

Traditional Susani embroidered wedding textile from Uzbekistan (Museum of Arts in Tashkent)

Bochara susani c1850

Bochara susani c1850 Public DomainSourceFA2010

Bochara susani c1850, Uzbekistan 242 x 165 cm

Embroidery from Bukhara Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Embroidery from Bukhara Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art CCO 1.0 - Public DomainSourceHiart

Suzani (embroidery) from the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan, late 19th century, cotton with silk threads, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art accession 85.81

Suzani (bed cover) from Uzbekistan, Honolulu Museum of Art 933

Suzani (bed cover) from Uzbekistan, Honolulu Museum of Art 933 CCO 1.0 - Public DomainSourceHiart

Suzani (bed cover) from Uzbekistan, late 19th-early 20th century, cotton, plain weave, embroidery, Honolulu Museum of Art accession 933

Suzani (Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Suzani (Bukhara, Uzbekistan) Attribution CC BY 2.0SourceJean-Pierre Dalbéra

The word suzani, literally "needlework" (suzan, "needle, pin" in Persian) means fabrics of different sizes decorated with decor

The Museum of Decorative Arts (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

The Museum of Decorative Arts (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) Attribution CC BY 2.0SourceJean-Pierre Dalbéra

Wall embroidery early 20e century Kashkadarya Fabric, hand embroidery

Curtain or Hanging (Suzani) LACMA M.85.197.2

Curtain or Hanging (Suzani) LACMA M.85.197.2 Public DomainSource

Uzbekistan, Shakhrisabz or Ura Tube, third quarter of 19th century Textiles; hangings Silk and wool embroidery on linen plain weave Gift of the Friday Morning Club (M.85.197.2). Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Suzani

Suzani Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA-4.0SourceSr3207

Persian Suzani Textile art

Uzbek suzani motives

Uzbek suzani motives Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA-4.0SourceFabienkhan

Suzani Motives, as presented in the Museum of decorative-applied arts of the Sitora-i Mohi Khosa, the summer palace of the last Emirs of Bukhara.

Uzbek suzani motives 2

Uzbek suzani motives 2 Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA-4.0SourceFabienkhan

Suzani Motives, as presented in the Museum of decorative-applied arts of the Sitora-i Mohi Khosa, the summer palace of the last Emirs of Bukhara.

Uzbek suzani motives 3

Uzbek suzani motives 3 Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA-4.0SourceFabienkhan

Suzani Motives, as presented in the Museum of decorative-applied arts of the Sitora-i Mohi Khosa, the summer palace of the last Emirs of Bukhara.

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