Suzani (Hand-emrboirdered textile)
I was in Uzbekistan to buy the products for my shop for the first time just before the lock down in March 2020.
(Photo: city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
It was my first trip ever to Central Asia, which was exciting! I knew of Suzani for many years and always wanted to visit the region.
First, I landed in the capital, Tashkent, where I checked some galleries and shops for handmade artifacts. However, I knew I was coming back to Tashkent at the end of the trip, so I did not buy anything and moved on to Bukhara, which is an oasis town that dates back to 5 Century BC.
(Photo: town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan)
When you are in the town center, you feel like you are in a movie set or something, as you are surrounded by gorgeous old buildings. In this town, I encountered some gorgeous antique and new Suzani (hand-embroidered textile from Central Asia). Suzani was traditionally embroidered by a mother for a daughter for when she will be married to another family. I love this story behind this textile as it shows these textiles are full of mother's love!
(Photo: Suzani as wall-hanging)
There are many different patterns, sizes, and colors in Suzani and they can be used as a rug, wall-hanging, bed throw, table cloth, cushion cover, and so on.
(Photo: Suzani cushion cover)
Why not find your favorite Suzani and use it in your daily life?