Antique Suzani Embroidery Textile, Origin: Uzbekistan, Circa: Late 19th Century – Created by Uzbekistani craftspeople, this exceptional antique Suzani embroidery textile masterpiece features a kaleidoscopic array of colors and geometric patterns rendered in an energetic folk art style. Based on traditional tile patterns and ancient geometric rules, this enrapturing Suzani features a graphic pattern of interconnected octagons and squares embellished with radiant medallions defined by ornamental strapwork outlines decorated with colorful stripes and harlequin lozenges. These intricate needlepoint patterns and minute details contribute to the energetic tribal feeling this Uzbeki Suzani possesses. Undulating outlines rendered in somber hues carefully support the boldly colored strapwork details and add to the grandiose style of the tessellating tiles. This outstanding antique Uzbeki Suzani features a fantastic selection of clear colors set over an exquisite berry red field that is put into contrast by the subdued borders, which depict a series of ivory devices set over a kohl black background.