Welcome to the Collector's Corner. In this new feature we want to highlight items from our shop that would appeal to a discerning collector. High quality, unusual textiles that would be a welcome addition to any collection.
Silk and/or rayon embroidery on silk/cotton ground; plain cotton backing
Dimensions vary, approximately 38.5 x 42 inches
These contemporary suzanis are hand woven and hand embroidered in the traditional Uzbekistan style of the 18th and 19th centuries. Each piece features a unique pattern which is drawn by hand directly onto the cloth. To achieve the subtle colour variation seen in early examples of these textiles, the silks used to embroider these patterns are all naturally dyed - blues from indigo, reds from madder and cochineal, black from pomegranates and yellows from a variety of sources. Made by skilled artisans, no two pieces are ever exactly the same.
A unique selection of collectible suzanis are available for purchase on eBay!
To see a suzani from the Museum's collection visit Silk Oasis on the Silk Road: Bukhara.
$395.00 to $495.00 CDN