Antique Tashkent Oy Paylak Suzani / 7'8"x7'10"/ 234x240cm


Antique Tashkent Oy Paylak Suzani / 7'8"x7'10"/ 234x240cm


Collectible antique suzani from the capital region, Tashkent. This suzani is entirely covered with silk embroidery, an incredible luxury with lovely weight. The design, known as as “oy paylak”, or “moon” design is extremely symbolic, with stylized snakey waves as symbols of protection.

Especially unique, this piece has a blessing in Arabic at the center. No doubt made for a woman's wedding collection, this suzani blesses her and her future. Collectible.

Wonderful hand and weight. Excellent condition.

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 Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.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.

This piece has fine silk embroidery on cotton ground. 

Type: Suzani hand embroidery
Size: 7'8" x 7'10" / 234x240cm
Material: silk on cotton
Approximate age: 80 years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan - Tashkent

Specialty clean.

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Item #E522

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