Organic Vintage Suzani
The making of a suzani is a fascinating archive of the private and communal lives of the tribal women of Central Asia. Its diverse yet distinctive motifs and designs trace influences from the Hellenistic, Persian, and Turkish worlds. Suzani, in Persian or Farsi, means ‘needlework’.
Organic Vintage Suzani Handmade is the distinctive central roundel, known as the palak or a gul. A palak is a heavenly orb, often stylized to look like giant flowers. It appears not only among the Central Asian nomads, but also in the embroideries of Rajasthan and Gujarat, in Kashmir and in Turkish-influenced pieces from the Balkans, and in all of these places it is a symbol of power and fertility. By the way, their compositions symbolize the blossom of the nature and life on the earth. Especially, the pink background gives the thread colors a distinctive glow! By the way, cover their belongings and most significantly, to tell the story of their lives, from birth to that all important rite of passage, marriage.
Eastern Design Suzani
According to custom, a suzani was started when a girl was born, in preparation for her wedding. Favourite motifs include the tree of life, floral patterns with and carnations, and evil eye amulets. This eastern design produce of suzani is for exporting around the world. Moreover, with so many women participating in its creation, the suzani became a form of artistic expression. Equally, a way to communicate with the world outside. Very broadly, they are hand-embroidered textiles traditionally made by family members for a Central Asian girl’s dowry.
We are a family dedicated to reviving the 500 year old suzani art and design. Living and working throughout Uzbekistan, Turkey and the UK, we aim to bring the rich traditions of this art from the East to our customers in the West.
We deliver all orders by Uzbekistan Registered Post which takes a minimum of 22-28 business days to reach anywhere in the world. In case, you are looking for delivery any sooner, please ask for a priority shipping at an extra cost. Processing time is 1-3 business days, not including weekends or holidays.