I'm proud of to offer the bold Suzani from Samarkand region. Middle of the 20th century. Handmade embroidery with natural silk threads on natural silk fabric. Excellent condition. Size: 96 x 82 in/244 x 208 cm. Such design traditionally calls melon sprouts in Samarkand. The whole composition made an impression of something dynamical, streaming. A bold large rosette in Samarkand called lola, "a tulip". However, the initial meaning of this word was forgotten long ago; seamstresses understood it as the name of a round floral motive. The following names of rosettes - Oy (the moon) accustomed in Tashkent, and Oftob (the sun) accustomed in Bukhara. Usually bright, rich, different-styled art of Central Asian decorative embroidery is one of prominent manifestations of the artistic culture of nations of this region. All the regions where the production of large decorative embroideries is confirmed reliably enter area of Sogdiana. Perhaps, the place of origin of this peculiar art should be sought exactly within its boundaries. Large decorative embroidered panels became famous in Russian and Europe under the name "Suzani" means needlework, as "suzan" is the Tajik for needle. Suzanies in different regions differ one from another by many style features such as coloring and elements of ornament and its composition used for identification of specimens in cases when an embroidery has no exact certificate; however, such not always can be done absolutely sure because, firstly, not all local options have been studied in detail and, secondly, similar-type embroideries can be met in different regions, not to mention direct borrowings of or mixing of features. Motives at a Suzani were united not logically, with a plot but just in compliance with the beauty canons that were established and dominated in a respective embroidery region at a certain period of time.
VINTAGE UZBEK PURE SILK HANDEMBROIDERY SUZANI FROM SAMARKAND MOONS A11129 4krXp77o