Friday, February 12, 2010

Suzani: Colorful Woven Central Asian Textiles

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A suzani is a hand-stitched/embroidered textile made in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries - its name derives from the Persian word Suzan, which means needle. A Kilim (or Kelim) is considered a woven tapestry or rug originating anywhere from the Balkans to Pakistan, and can be purely decorative or used as a prayer rug.

Here are some random images of Suzani's that I have left over... just some more eye candy, enjoy! :)

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(All images sourced via Google)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Suzani & Ikat: Tables, Chairs, Sofas and Beds


No drawn out explanation here folks.... More Suzani's and Ikat textiles adorning chairs, sofas, beds and tables....just look, love and get inspired for the upcoming weekend!