Phenomenal Silk Antique Uzbek Suzani Embroidery Textile, Origin: Uzbekistan, Circa: 1870 – This is one truly enchanting, endlessly gorgeous antique Suzani embroidery. This Uzbekistani weaving was created by a true master weaver in Uzbekistan during the latter decades of the nineteenth century.
This specific antique Uzbek is one of the most spectacular examples of its kind. For the exciting use of colors, to the exactness of the design, to the breathtaking approach to the design, no expense was spared when this antique embroidered textile was first created. The purple color is the perfect color background as it is just rich enough to let every detail show and pop while still retaining a happy overall look and feel.
The silk fibers in the embroidered design patterns sparkle and glisten in the light. They are quite happy and extremely vibrant which is very rare to see in such antique pieces. The eight pointed start design motif in the center stands out as a main component of the design. It is highlight though the use of the white color which pops against the darker background and draws the gaze inward towards the center.
Impressively, this elegant purple color Suzani textile embroidery exudes both an artistic mastery as well as the hallmarks of a traditional, folk-oriented approach. Its stylized blooms, are superficially simple, but carry an attention to detail and an understanding of solid composition. The stylized floral blossoms dance around this beautiful antique embroidery, driven by the underlying energy infused into the piece by the network of vine scrolls that adorn the entirety of the field. A traditional embroidery that is also a work of art, this lovely piece from Uzbekistan is wonderfully representative of a style that has enjoyed immense popularity, especially recently
More Technical info:
Central Asian Suzani, Possibly Lakai, Purple and blue silk embroidered with stylized flower and 8-pointed star, edged by woven tape, lined with a Russian printed-cotton and linen edge 92 in. (233.7 cm.) long, 783⁄4 in. (200 cm.) wide
Suzani Provenance – Ann and Gordon Getty:
- Anonymous sale; Christie’s, South Kensington, 25 April 1997, lot 229.
- Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.