Uzbek Suzani Quilt—Banoo


"Suzani", meaning ‘needlework’, is synonymous with the glorious embroideries of Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. In the nineteenth century, Uzbek women produced fabulous silk on silk hand-embroidered hangings, bed covers, curtains and table clothes for their households and their daughters' dowries.

Today, old Suzanis are highly prized as collectable items; this quilt would make a wonderful wall-hanging, or equally wonderful bed-spread, or simply as a beautiful piece of embroidery to be admired & treasured.

This Suzani has been made from many fragments of hand embroidered patches in silk, cotton and velvet with many traditional Ottoman designs. It has been backed with a soft cotton fabric. Due to the vintage nature of the fabric there are imperfections in places and some loose threads, but these add character and history.

  • 115 x 154cm
  • Hand Embroidered in Silk
  • Over 70 years old
  • Product SKU: SUZ2128