Red vintage authentic Uzbek Suzani Embroidery from Samarkand - a Central Asian textile from Uzbekistan. This needlepoint has been embroidered by hand and measures approximately 203cm (long) x 223cm (wide) (6.8 x 7.3½ft) - we love the fabulous red background together with the finer, elegant colourful embroidered zoroastrian discs. This piece is inscribed in cyrillic and is also dated 1976. This suzani is unlined and is embroidered over a cotton fabric. Depending on the size, these suzani textiles make great table covers, bed covers, or can be used over the back of a sofa or as a wall hanging - they are a fabulous splash of colour and make lovely decorations for peoples homes.
Suzani means needlepoint in Farsi and the background fabric of these textiles is usually either cotton, velvet, silk or satin with silk embroidery. Minor tears or marks can sometimes be present which is normal for these vintage older pieces (some of them have old Central Asian fabric backing). All of our Uzbekistan Suzanis are original older pieces ranging from approximately 20 to 70 years. Often pen is used as a marker for layout before embroidery starts and occasionally one can see some of the original pen outline which is normal for original pieces. Find out more about Suzanis here.
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