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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 one was purchased in Samarkand, and was one of the most unusual pieces we came across. The back is lined with pretty patterned vintage fabric.


At one time, suzani embroidery was a national pastime for Uzbek women, who were supposed to have at least fifteen pieces ready for their dowries by the time they were old enough to marry. Like a lot of traditional ... Read More

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4.7 x 4.4 ft

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