Suzanis are used as decorative elements by a lot of renowned interior designers.
Authentic suzanis are hand-embroidered textiles originating from Central Asia, made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries. Suzanis are sewn using bright, vibrant colors. Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulips and irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds.
Suzani with pomegranata design.
Suzanis are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together.
The oldest surviving suzanis are from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but it seems likely that they were in use long before that.
Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day.
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Suzanis hung at the head of the bed instead of a headboard.
It's also quite popular to use suzanis as rugs.
Pomegranata Ivory rug – The Rug Company
A suzani used as a bed cover or throw.
Douglas Mackie via House & Garden August 2012
A Suzani used as a seat throw.
Natalie Haegeman has draped a suzani over a table as a tablecloth.
Lots of ready-made suzani pillows to find on ebay.
Nowadays there is a huge range of suzani inspired fabrics.
I have always loved the colorful suzani pillows.
Suzani pillows in the chaise longue of our bedroom. Brunschwig & Fils fabric Dzhambul.
Suzani inspired fabrics used as furniture upholstery.
Do you love the decorative suzanis as much as I do ?