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Antique Suzanis

We have Antique Suzanis (pictured below) as well as Reproduction Suzanis...

"Suzani" is the Persian or Farsi word for needle and refers to textile panels embroidered with silk thread. The suzani was an integral part of a woman's artistic expression in Central Asia for hundreds of years. Traditionally, as soon as a girl was born her mother would start embroidering the suzani for her. As the daughter grew older, she would join in the process. The suzani would eventually become a part of her dowry and be used to decorate her home. These intricate and lovingly-made textiles can be used in so many ways to add texture, romance, and delight to any room.

Antique Suzanis from Uzbekistan

At Tessera we travel extensively to hand-select each of our suzanis. Naturally our search takes us to local markets, but we have been known to visit homes and attics too. There is no place off limits in order to uncover that rare find. With each trip, we learn more about the traditions of this region and have created an extensive collection which is available in a variety of colors, sizes and styles.

Antique Suzanis from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzanis from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzanis from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzanis from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzani Pillows from Uzbekistan

Suzani pillows are an easy way to integrate authentic textiles into any décor.

Antique Suzani Pillows from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzani Pillows from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzani Pillows from Uzbekistan

Antique Suzani Pillows from Uzbekistan

We have Antique Suzanis (pictured above) as well as Reproduction Suzanis...