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  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton with silk, lined with printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Harold E. Satow

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton with silk, lined with printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

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


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


Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


Middle East Section

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