Lately we've begun incorporating several of our suzanis into our displays throughout the store, and we just can't seem to get enough of these colorful textiles! As we've become more and more enamored with these patterned fabrics, we were curious to know a bit more of their history as well. Originating in Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, Suzanis are traditional decorative tribal textiles that are full of both color and pattern. Common design motifs include flowers, leaves, vines, fish, birds and the sun and the moon, all of which recur throughout the textiles. Traditionally, Suzanis were created by Central Asian brides by hand as part of their dowry and would later be presented to the groom on their wedding day. Typically made using cotton or silk, it was common practice to create suzanis in two or more pieces that would later be stitched together.
Next time you're looking to add some extra color to the household, try one of our colorful suzanis! These beautiful textiles are the perfect accent to offset a room in need!
Available at The Paris Market!