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  • n. An embroidered tapestry from several central Asian countries.


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Persian سوزن (suzan, "needle")


  • Susanne’s suzaniI first learned the word suzani when my parents came back from a Central Asian adventure in 1994.

    A to Z: S is for Suzani

  • And I realize I don't care what a suzani is, only what amusing definitions for "suzani" you can make up.

    "What breaks my heart are the really useful things that are now everywhere. A suzani can totally rock a bedroom..."

  • Her secret weapon is a fabulously bohemian coverlet that morphs with her mood — be it embroidered suzani, hand-blocked Indian tablecloth or American quilt.

    Down With Comforters!

  • I usually fall somewhere between puritan and gypsy, gravitating toward crisp white sheets from Olatz paired with a little noisy exotica like a suzani coverlet.

    What a Little Lace Can Do

  • The couch above is dubbed Swivel Talia and is made of some vintage lakii from central Asia mixed with a decorative texture, suzani while Below, the Swivel Chair tries to bring back the 60s with its embroidered vintage fabric from Tajikistan.

    Vintage Shelf

  • Generally, at least four pieces are required for a dowry, including at least one suzani.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I wanted to create something in wool as an hommage to the suzani, but knew that the only real way I could do that was to explore motifs and look for similarities in process.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The central carnation motif I modeled directly on a suzani from Tashkent Uzbekistan.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • My inspiration: a carnation suzani from Tashkent, detail.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I have a long way to go before I can produce anything remotely evocative of the storied suzani.

    Archive 2009-02-01


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