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Palak cloth. Suzani  The solid red circles are embroidered with such fine couching, that they look woven.   Silk and wool embroidery on plain cotton ground.  About 1860. From Bokhara, Uzzbekistan  The circles are cosmological symbols (moon, sun)   About 100 inches across, 90" down.

Palak cloth. Suzani The solid red circles are embroidered with such fine couching, that they look woven. Silk and wool embroidery on plain cotton ground. About 1860. From Bokhara, Uzzbekistan The circles are cosmological symbols (moon, sun) About 100 inches across, 90" down.

SUZANI, UZBEKISTAN, 19th C. Silk embroidery on cotton, five joined panels decorated in pumpkin, blue, purple and green silk with flowers and vinework, Ikat trim on verso, five velvet tabs attached for hanging. 53 x 90. (1 x 1 inch dark brown stain top center) otherwise excellent.

SUZANI, UZBEKISTAN, 19th C. Silk embroidery on cotton, five joined panels decorated in pumpkin, blue, purple and green silk with flowers and vinework, Ikat trim on verso, five velvet tabs attached for hanging. 53 x 90. (1 x 1 inch dark brown stain top center) otherwise excellent.

I was so inspired by the beautiful fabrics that Luli Sanchez (http://www.lulisanchez.com/) makes! They are so simple and understated, but the simple geometric patterns were a great "jumping off point" for some upcycled bottle cap printing done by my fourth graders!

I was so inspired by the beautiful fabrics that Luli Sanchez (http://www.lulisanchez.com/) makes! They are so simple and understated, but the simple geometric patterns were a great "jumping off point" for some upcycled bottle cap printing done by my fourth graders!

Uzbek suzani detail | embroidered silk, Tashkent region, Uzbekistan, circa 1880.

Uzbek suzani detail | embroidered silk, Tashkent region, Uzbekistan, circa 1880.

This farmhouse got an eye-popping makeover! See the before and after photos.

This Farmhouse Goes from Basic to Magical

This farmhouse got an eye-popping makeover! See the before and after photos.

Antique Central Asian Suzani. Silk Embroidery on Cotton  Circa 1800

Antique Central Asian Suzani. Silk Embroidery on Cotton Circa 1800

This object is from a collection of sample embroideries, which was originally owned by Morris de Camp Crawford, editor of Women's Wear Daily, who collected objects which told the story of fashion and fabric history

This object is from a collection of sample embroideries, which was originally owned by Morris de Camp Crawford, editor of Women's Wear Daily, who collected objects which told the story of fashion and fabric history

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