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Suzani

Suzani

  • Place of origin:

    Bukhara (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen embroidered with silk using chain and open chain stitching and Bokhara couching with button holes

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dame Ada MacNaghten

  • Museum number:

    T.51-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered handing made form seven vertical strips of linen, embroidered with silk in shades of cerise, orange, pink, blue, black, green, mauve and yellow. Embroidery techniques include chain and open chain stitches and Bokhara couching with button-holed spots. The embroidered pattern does not match properly across the joins in the material.

Typical Bokhara design of large flower heads enclosed by long, narrow leaves with serrated edges. The hanging is divided into a wide border and a centre panel with a symmetrically arranged pattern of groups of flower heads, the interspaces being filled with leaves and smaller flowers.

Place of Origin

Bukhara (made)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen embroidered with silk using chain and open chain stitching and Bokhara couching with button holes

Dimensions

Length: 125 in, Width: 79 in

Descriptive line

Suzani (hanging), cotton embroidered with floral designs in silk, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 1850-1900; Textiles; Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Middle East Section

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