Suzanis are dowery embroidered pieces that are formed by several panels that are embroidered by the female members of the bride’s family and then are stitched together lengthwise to form large panels that can be used as bedcovers, wallhanging or any other domestic purpose.
Suzanis can be traced to their exact origins according to their decorating style. The two different kinds of suzanis that come out of Tashkent, Uzbekistan are called “paliak” (moon design) and “gulkurpa” (flower cloth). This suzani represents the paliak type in which the entire surface is covered with red circular blossoms.
This Tashkent suzani contains twelve large circular designs that are embroidered in red. The circles are spaced equally apart and have dark green leafy design surrounding each circle and dividing the main ground into sections. Throughout the border, there are smaller red circles that are also equally spaced apart.
Circa: 19th Century
Origin: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Material: Silk embroidery on cotton
Condition: Very Good
Dimensions: 90.5" x 68.5"
Inventory number: TX4666
This Tashkent suzani contains twelve large circular designs that are embroidered in red. The circles are equally spaced and have green vines around each.