Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Textile Tuesday: Decorating with Suzanis

Suzani is a type of embroidered, decorative tribal textile made in Uzbekistan, Kasakhstan and other Central Asian countries.  Traditionally made by brides to be gifted to the groom on their wedding day, each Suzani tells a unique story.  Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers, leaves, vines and fruits and occasionally fish and birds. These colorful, intricately designed textiles are a great way to add visual interest to a home.  

A colorful Suzani used as a coverlet via
Antique chairs upholstered with Suzanis via
Suzani rug in a pretty girls room
designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Suzani upholstered headboard via 
A vintage Suzani as a casual table cloth via
A vintage Suzani used as a simple throw via
Framed Suzanis as colorful wall decor via

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