We are happy to represent absolutely beautiful and lovely antique handmade embroidered silk suzani dress. Condition - vintage item, however, the item is preserved in very good condition.
The term «suzani» («needle», «sewing by a needle») origins from Tadjik language «suzan» - "needle". Suzani, suzane, is the decoratively embroidered panel either on a white or color cotton fabric or silk, widespread among the people of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and used as an element of interior decoration. Suzani was a part of bride's obligatory dowry. Traditionally the embroidery started at a birth of the daughter and continued till the bride's dowry had not been completely collected. However, household use of such embroideries had also the ritual character connected with ancient beliefs in national consciousness: embroideries as a whole, and their separate patterns in people's representation had magic character, served for a young pair as a talisman against the evil spirits that could harm. The key Suzani designs are nests, flowers, images of birds, ancient magic symbols.
Suzani has many classifications, such as:
Joynomoz - a rug for a pray - the pray should not be made on a naked floor
Bolinpush - a coverlet for pillows
Bishikpush - a coverlet for a cradle
Ruijo - a bed surface (a bed-sheet for marriage ceremony that put on a just-married couple bed)
Zardevor - the embroidered friezes to ¬decorate the top part of walls of a room
Bugdjoma - wrap clothes and bed-clothes
Gulkurpa - one of two basic types of Tashkent suzani, where ornaments are¬ freely located and representing a blossoming bushes or branches
Kirpech - the vertical embroidery intended for curtain of an average narrow niche.
Nimsuzani- the small decorative embroidery, used for walls decoration
Sandalipush - a coverlet, which covered¬ the tea table
and many other hand and machine-made magnificent embroideries that you can see if you take a look at our items.
The embroidery has been made in second half 20th centuries.