Hand-embroidered silk Suzani pillows from Uzbekistan
- INSERTS INCLUDED
- 18"x18" (Su-1, Su-2, Su-4, Su-5, Su-7, Su-8)
- 20"x20" (Su-3, Su-6, Su-9)
The word "suzani" is derived from the Persian word for needle (suzan) and the Iranian word (suzandozi) for needlework. The suzani was an integral part of a woman's artistic expression in Uzbekistan for hundreds of years.
The art of suzani reached a peak in the 19thcentury, as Uzbek women created intricately detailed embroidered bed and table linens and prayer mats for their homes and for their daughters' dowries. These pieces are highly prized by textile collectors today.