Urgut Belbog Suzani

This new suzani (originally a belbog – a man’s sash made from a woman’s veil) is from Urgut, in the Samarkand province of Uzbekistan. It features a bright interplay of deep blue and pink in the outer borders, followed by a colourful intermediate border of rising suns, and a densely embroidered main field crowded with sequined motifs, which may be variously interpreted as ram’s horns, oil lamps, beacons, and vegetation. This suzani is folded up and often used as a belt. With its bright, arresting patterns, it would make an ideal hanging wall decoration. It may also serve as a runner on a square or round table.

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: 2'2'' x 2'0''

Age: New

Product Code: A62-011

Price: Rs3,500

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