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Outstanding, Antique Uzbek Suzani 19th c Embroidered Panel



Traditionally embroideries such as this were made by brides as part of a dowry presented to the groom on his wedding day.   The embroidery was worked in sections using hand spun threads coloured using natural or vegetable dyes. The motifs represent health and good luck, typical of a dowry offering.

There is evidence of some early restoration, but not surprising given they were heavily used and exposed to the elements, and some organic threads have deteriorated over time.

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Dimensions 245 × 125 cm