Suzani” means needlework, but to some collectors, the word has a more specific meaning. Suzani has become synonymous with the antique embroideries of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia.
Suzanis were traditionally made by women and intended for use in the home as bed coverlets or table covers. They were typically part of a brides dowry and presented to the groom on the wedding day. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of this beautiful, ancient, art form.