Takchapush Samarkand Suzani

This particular suzani called Takchapush, is a wall hanging from Samarkand, and is over 70 years old. The central floral motif, with its bright mustard colour, stands in deep contrast to the black background. Abstract motifs in white surround the central mustard design. “Takchapush” silk threads cover the chest of the suzani and the stitch used is Bosma, a filling stitch. There is some wear due to the age of the piece.

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: 3'7'' x 2'9''

Age: circa 1930-1940

Product Code: A62-005

Price: Rs7,000

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