April 9, 2013

suzani

Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in TajikistanUzbekistanKazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzani is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاریSuzankāri (needlework).

over the last few years suzani textiles have become increasingly popular and popping up everywhere in interior decorating
but in face...suzani fabrics have been around since the late 18th century
a suzani is usually a cotton base that is heavily embroidered 
very detailed, very skilled and very time consuming we imagine
traditionally suzanis were made by brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the husbands on the wedding day