Antique Samarkand Melon Vine Suzani / 8'2"x10'3"/249x312cm


Antique Samarkand Melon Vine Suzani / 8'2"x10'3"/249x312cm


Samarkand suzani with a trellis of extra-large red-pink flowers surrounded by an explosion of so-called melon vines in black. Vibrancy and fertility, suzanis were not only textiles but meaningful objects with messages of protection and luck. Collectible. Great large size.

Suzani - from the Persian word for "needle" - is the term used for a range of hand-embroidered covers and hangings from Uzbekistan. Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.

These pieces were made as part of the dowry and as such were prized possessions. But they have age, which is part of their extreme beauty. Our pieces are offered as the best of their categories in terms of artistry and condition. All are sold as-is.

Type: Hand-embroidered suzani in silk on cotton
Size: 8’2” x 10’3” / 249 x 312cm
Material: silk on cotton
Approximate age: 80 years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan - Samarkand

In excellent condition. Small flaws commensurate with age.
Specialty clean.

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Item #E532

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