Product: Vintage Afghan Suzani No.2 138x138cm. Pale and dark ochres mixed with pale pastel pinks.
Afghan Suzani embroidery is a type of traditional textile art that originated in Central Asia and is now widely practiced in Afghanistan. Suzan, means "needle" in Persian, and Suzani is a type of decorative embroidery that is often used to adorn bedspreads, curtains, tablecloths, and other household items. Afghan Suzani embroidery is highly prized for its intricate designs, vibrant colors, and the skilled craftsmanship of its makers.
Afghan Suzani embroidery also has important cultural significance. In many Afghan communities, embroidery is considered a symbol of hospitality and is often used to decorate the home for special occasions. Embroidered textiles are also often given as gifts to mark important milestones in a person's life, such as weddings or births.
Today, Afghan Suzani embroidery continues to be an important part of Afghan cultural heritage. It is still predominantly made by hand and remains highly valued and sought after by collectors and textile enthusiasts around the world.
Could be used as a wall hanging, decorative throw, small bedcover or adapted as a bedhead.
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