4’3” x 3’
Hand-embroidered silk couching, stem, and buttonhole stitches on cotton
Black commercial ribbon and red machine-embroidered trimming
Fair condition; stains, a few minor holes, areas of embroidery damage
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 188 (photo in book has been digitally restored)
This is a unique suzani – obviously the creator’s own design and a true piece of folk art. It is replete with auspicious motifs. Snakes (ilon) were considered protective; the pomegranate (anor) symbolizes abundance and fertility; the teapot (chainik) offers hospitality; and the bird (qush) brings happiness.
If you are interested in this suzani and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.