traditional artwork


Suzanis; a type of textile made mostly in Tajikistan, and parts of Uzbekistan such as Bukhara & Samarkand. 

‘Suzani’ name of the exquisite silk mural embroideries comes from Persian “sozan” which means “a needle”. The art of making such textiles in Iran is also called ‘Suzandozi’ (needlework). Tajik & Uzbek Silk Handmade Suzanis gives people an insight into the old culture and tradition of the Khorasani land. Such works of art were prepared and used for ceremonial events like wedding, fittings for horses and horsemen, and the general embellishment of reception areas. Traditionally this embroidery work began at the birth of a daughter and continued, with the help of family and friends, until the bride’s dowry was complete. The patterns of Suzanis are an expression of women’s mood and fantasies; and not only that…Most of all, Suzanis are the last exponents of an age-old tradition.