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Trend Alert: Suzani

In its most general sense, the Uzbek word "suzani" means needlework. However, most suzani lovers associate the word with the intricate, beautiful, and colorful embroidery work made by women in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan.

To hear more about the history (and future) of suzani textiles, as well as to see some great suzani products, just

In the 19th century, Uzbek women made prayer mats, embroidered hangings, bed covers, and other household textiles for their homes and for dowries. Women continued to embroider these beautiful patterns during the Soviet era, and after Westerners became familiar with the beautiful textiles, the price went up dramatically. You can now find suzanis all over the Eastern and Western world, and even at stores as mainstream as Garnet Hill and Anthropologie.

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melda melda 9 years
i can make needlework (suzanduzi) and it's price is not that expensive in my country yet, we do this work as a hobby and i learned it last year, it is also used for dresses and pants shoes handbags, but in very small sizes, these pictures shown here are not what is originally used
htiduj htiduj 9 years
ooh i love it...well not all the patterns, but i love that chair! i wouldnt want to do a whole room in that print, but one item can really make a room pop.
Rachel419 Rachel419 9 years
These are so pretty!
emalove emalove 9 years
I agree with ashcwebb, in small doses, it would like nice. A mix of folk-artsy and funky.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
It's very folksy, yet pretty. Not the style for my house, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.
nancita nancita 9 years
Great trend-spotting! I have seen this style but never knew what it was called. this stuff is lovely.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
I would love it for accents. I like needlework type things.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like it small doses. Like if you only had a rug or a couple of pillows :) I think it is very vibrant and classy :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ick, I hate it.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
These look exactly like Anthropologie's products.
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