IRAN ART EXHIBITION: BUKHARA EMBROIDERY ARTISTS TRANSFORM SIMPLE THREADS INTO AN EXAMPLE OF CREATIVITY
You can create a decorative frame around your current interior that can give you the vintage look you desire. The wall decor you choose for your vintage looking living room can really pull the entire look together. Embroidery a hot right now and could be perfect addition your home needs. Suzani Embroidery signs are always a great staple in your vintage style room. This suzani makes a very particular impression. Especially, thick, homemade silk and largeness of ornaments make it special.
Once used as coverlets for the bridal bed, these gorgeous textiles can bring color and texture to any environ. Suzani makes delightful wall hangings, bedspreads, furniture throws, pillows, or even tablecloths. Beyond any doubts, suzani type embroideries are excellent works of ornamental art with their genesis going back to the family life. They sprang up and developed as household accents.
Suzani Embroidery Handstitched Handdyed Handcrafted Textile
The term Suzani means “needlework”–specifically, the exquisite cotton thread embroidery panels. Traditionally this embroidery work began at the birth of a daughter and continued, with the help of family and friends, until the bride’s dowry was complete. Suzani embroideries relating to the first, early period were white, red and yellow cloths. A white cloth suzani was usually made of a local handicraft cotton fabric. Handicraft specialists dyed it before starting embroidering fabric. Then, it was called “shushta” literally washed is from “shushtan” and to wash is from folk’s “shushtan”. Of other branches of embroidery art in several Central Asian regions with the Tajik and Uzbek population, there were large decorative embroideries, panels making. Given that the term of suzani ( needlework, as “Suzan” is the Tadjik for the needle in Samarkand was popular to designate just one kind of embroideries.
Some of the most amazing embroidery comes from an old province in Uzbekistan. Bukhara is a province in Uzbekistan and is still considered one of the holiest cities in Central Asia, its history reaches back thousands of years.
IRAN ART EXHIBITION: The embroidery is used in blankets, clothing, home decor items like curtains, table linens, and pillows. The embroidery also serves in ceremonial and religious purposes as in the use of praying or prayer rugs.
Photos don’t do the embroidery justice, and should be seen to be appreciated. Remembering that this was and still is all done by hand boggles the mind. No embroidery machine here! Here are just a few examples of the embroidery work. Most of this type of embroidery is bold in color and intricate design work. Some of the larger pieces were used as bed coverings of which you can buy contemporary pieces online.
If you ever get a chance to see this embroidery either contemporary or old do so. This type of embroidery is an inspiring example of how modest hands can transform simple threads into a breathtaking example of beauty and creativity. The Bukhara embroidery is a perfect illustration of how the human spirit works through creative means regardless of class, gender or condition, it’s craft work at it’s finest.