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Suzani

  • Place of origin:

    Bokhara (Probably, made)
    Uzbekistan (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton with silk, lined with printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Harold E. Satow

  • Museum number:

    T.23-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cover of embroidered off-white tabby-woven cotton with silk in shades of orange, magenta, blue, green, beige and cream in chain stitch with a little laid and couched work. The ground is covered with thin scrolling stems enclosing flowers. The border, which run round all four sides, contains floral motifs within medallions. Lined with a printed cotton, and red and cream strips patterned with floral motifs and continuous wavy lines.

Place of Origin

Bokhara (Probably, made)
Uzbekistan (Probably, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton with silk, lined with printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'11 Bokhara 2 pounds'
Written in ink on back corner

Dimensions

Length: 45.5 in, Width: 59.5 in

Descriptive line

Suzani (hanging or cover), cotton embroidered with silk in floral design, probably Bokhara, Uzbekistan, 19th century; Textiles; Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

Middle East Section

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