Vintage Uzbek Suzani and Gujarati Dupatta Ottoman

This gorgeous ottoman is a unique blend of vintage Uzbek suzani and traditional Gujarati dupatta fabric – both of which have been used to cover the top.

The term suzani (from suzan, the Persian word for “needle”) describes an embroidered dowry textile. For centuries, nomadic women from the Central Asian regions used lush silk threads to embroider on a cotton base. According to custom, a suzani was started every time a girl was born, in preparation for her wedding. In fact, the suzani is not just a special part of Uzbek culture and art. It is an important element of the whole nation’s life.

The rich reds and deep blues of this suzani are offset splendidly by the vivid colour, design and mirror work of the Gujarati dupatta. Gujarat has always been known for its array of wonderful ethnic textiles, vivid colour harmonics, extensive selection of yarns, and the effective use of traditional techniques, while showing an excellent eye for design and form. Gujarat excels in producing fabrics that, in both quality and design, have stood the test of time.

The two narrow pattis (or strips) around the ottoman and the tassels are from the suzani. The sides are plain black fabric.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 80cm diameter, 36cm height

Weight: 15.9kg

Product Code: A01-168

Price: Rs26,000

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