Early 19th century handwoven Suzani. The item woven from natural pigment dyed cottons and silks on a cotton base. This piece was produced in Nurata, Uzbekistan as a dowry presentation. The women from the family of the bride-to-be would produce these items together, by each completing a segment of the embroidery after first sketching the pattern on the base. The result is a rustic and yet sophisticated work of art often reproduced today for the mass market, but genuine early examples like this rarely find their way to the market. The Suzani has been professional mounted in a Tasmanian hardwood frame. This has been stitched onto the frame and this process is reversible.
Measurements: H 176 cm x W 110 cm x D 4.5 cm