14007 Perkins Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70810 United States 225.752.9565
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$ 2,100

Rare Vintage “Nim Suzani” Embroidered Textile Panel

Origin France
Period 1920-1949
Materials cotton and silk
W. 42.125 in; H. 56.5 in; D. 1 in;
W. 107 cm; H. 143.51 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition Excellent. In excellent antique condition considering age and use
Creation Date 1920's
Description A rare, vintage “Nim Suzani” hand-embroidered textile panel, in a “flower-and-wave” pattern, from Uzbekistan, c. 1920’s, mounted on a forest-green mat, behind glass, and presented in a silvered wooden frame. The ground is a lightweight cotton-and-silk blend, known as adras, which was colored using natural dye resulting in this rare shade of mellow green. The flowers and waves were created using a chain stitch throughout with a naturally dyed embroidery thread made of silk and perhaps a little bit of cotton for added strength. This example has a hand-stitched seam down the center likely indicating two women worked on this piece. In the Persian language, “Nim” translates to “small pattern” and “Suzani” means “needlework.” Uzbek women, working alone, with other women, or in guilds, produced elaborate embroidered tapestries, bed linens, table linens, and prayer mats for their households and their daughters’ dowries. The Suzani pattern was almost lost during the Russian occupation of Central Asia, but, when the Soviet Era ended Westerners became more familiar with these fine Uzbek pieces and new markets for these old forms and techniques developed. This textile would add a handcrafted touch of warmth and color to a den or living room, library, or kitchen beautifully!
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number AN0830
Incollect Reference Number 301082
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