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Destination: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Suzanis, the root of which means “needle” in Persian, were traditionally embroidered by brides-to-be for their dowries. In large part a show of skill and industriousness, it’s said that discerning potential mother-in-laws would look at the quality of the suzani before looking at the girl herself to judge whether she was a suitable match for her son. This traditional black-and-red suzani comes from the storied city of Samarkand, a major stop along the Silk Road as well as the magnificent capital of the Timurid Dynasty, founded by the powerful, eponymous 14th century ruler.


Timur, also known as Tamerlane, was known as both a fearsome military leader and a great patron of the arts, reportedly sparing the lives of artists, craftsmen, and architects in the cities he conquered so that he ... Read More

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7 x 4.7 ft

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