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Suzani

18th century - 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Silk on cotton embroidery, using darning and ladder stitches. The central field is covered with a diaper of diamonds, divided from one another by leafy stems. The diamonds contain floral sprays in a bold style and small leafy sprays set alternately. This field is surrounded by a broad border consisting of a series of ovals, each containing a flowering spray of a bold type. The triangular spaces between these ovals are filled with sprays of leaves and flowers designed on a smaller scale. This border is edged on the inside and the outside by a running scroll design of leaves and flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk embroidery on cotton
Brief Description
Hanging (suzani), embroidered silk on cotton, probably Uzbekistan (Bukhara), 18-19th century; Textiles; Embroidery
Physical Description
Silk on cotton embroidery, using darning and ladder stitches. The central field is covered with a diaper of diamonds, divided from one another by leafy stems. The diamonds contain floral sprays in a bold style and small leafy sprays set alternately. This field is surrounded by a broad border consisting of a series of ovals, each containing a flowering spray of a bold type. The triangular spaces between these ovals are filled with sprays of leaves and flowers designed on a smaller scale. This border is edged on the inside and the outside by a running scroll design of leaves and flowers.
Dimensions
  • Length: 98.5in
  • Width: 68.25in
Credit line
Given by Mr and Mrs P. E. Newberry
Object history
Registered File number 1929/7765.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.120-1929

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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