Pomegranate and Green Paisley Uzbek Suzani

This particular suzani is over 70 years old and has two concentric rectangles with bright red pomegranate designs at its borders. The red of the floral pattern, and the green used in the paisley, provide a perfect contrast to the cream background. The inner rectangle is adorned with big floral and paisley patterns, with exquisite floral designs filling up the interiors of the outer rectangle.

This piece from Bukhara uses the chain stitch, a characteristic feature of suzanis from this region. Elegant combinations of blue, lilac, grey, pink and light-yellow tones distinguishes this style. The riot of colours successfully combines with other colours such as red, crimson and green. If you have a good look at the suzani of the craftswomen of Bukhara, you will see plenty of small details, which make the whole composition come together. Bukhara weavers find thousands of motifs for the suzani in everyday life.

Suzanis (from suzan, the Persian word for “needle”) are embroidered dowry textiles made in Central Asia. These quilts—usually embroidered with silk on a cotton base—were used to decorate the home, and to cover beds, tables and chests. According to custom, a suzani was started when a girl was born, in preparation for her wedding. Favourite motifs include the tree of life, the pomegranate (a symbol of abundance and fertility), floral patterns with tulips and carnations, and evil eye amulets.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: 5'10'' x 5'0''

Age: circa 1940

Product Code: A10-044

Price: Rs79,000

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