Vintage Suzani Embroidery
The suzani is an enduring symbol of cultural connections forged along the silk routes.The making of a suzani is a fascinating archive of the private and communal lives of the tribal women of Central Asia. For the most part, you can tell where a suzani is made from the patterning, base fabric and colour of threads. Vintage Suzani Embroidery that come out of Tashkent, Uzbekistan are called “paliak” (moon design). What’s more, you can use for home décor, wallhangings, tablecloths, or for any other type of interior décor. By the way, their compositions symbolize the blossom of the nature and life on the earth. Importantly, this type of suzani is Uzbek traditional patterns. 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.
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 hand-embroidery 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.