Antique Uzbek Suzani Wall Decor Authentic Old Hand Embroidered Silk Tapestry. Condition: Excellent, clean and ready to use.Material: Silk embroidery on cotton fabric. Size : 33.5" x 51.2" (85cm x 130m). Beautiful antique Suzani of Uzbekistan from the Ura Tube area, now called Tajikistan. Silk embroidery was embroidered on hand-woven cotton linen fabric, and its color became darker due to its age. It was woven towards the end of the 19th century or earlier. Suzani is a common term for embroidered dowry pieces (coverlets for the bridal bed, but also for made to decorate beds, tables, walls) produced for hundreds of years by the women of Uzbekistan. According to local custom, a suzani was started every time a girl was born, in preparation for her dowry. Panels of cloth were hand-woven and each female family member took up embroidery of a separate panel, with hand-spun silk thread worked in chain, satin and buttonhole stitch.
Once the panels were complete, they were stitched together and handed over at marriage. With so many women participating in its creation, the suzani became a form of artistic expression, a way to communicate with the world outside. In the design would appear a tree of life, a fanciful garden, stylised pomegranates symbolising abundance and fertility, brightly coloured tulips and carnations on a vast desert-like brown field everyday objects like the humble ewer the evil eye. Because of the unique and handmade nature of this suzani, the measurements above may insignificantly differ from the given size. Colors may fade after washing.The item "Antique Uzbek Suzani Wall Decor 3x4 Authentic Old Hand Embroidered Silk Tapestry" is in sale since Wednesday, November 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "anatolian_antique" and is located in Sharjah. This item can be shipped worldwide.