Uzbek Suzani, Tashkent or Pskent Region of Central Asia, 19th Century, 5’ 8” x 7’ 10”

Michael Franses has written of this particular type extensively, identifying the designs symbolizing  sun/moon iconography.  Suzanis from this region are typified by embroidery covering the entire (or nearly the entire) surface of the linen cloth on to which it has been stitched.  The palette is also distinctive, utilizing a predominantly red color for the round forms and much of the filler elements with a bright yellow, blue/green  and blue used sparingly.

The condition is pretty good, there is some minor staining but no damage or corrosion.  The colors are all derived from natural dyes.


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