Embroidered Suzanis Textiles

“Suzani” means needlework.

They can be used as Bed spreads, Table cloth, Rugs, Wall hangings, Sofa cover, or as an exotic fabric for bohemian cloths or accessories.

For large suzanis from Uzbekistan, several of the fabric strips are first sewn loosely together and the pattern is drawn on them; then they are taken apart so that two or more family members or friends can work on the embroidery simultaneously. Later when the panels are rejoined, the pattern parts may not match perfectly, and extra stitches may be added in the areas along the seams. It’s the old, traditional approach in this hand-crafted art form. An unbelievable amount of time and care goes into the making of each piece.

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