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A SUSANI

NURATA DISTRICT, UZBEKISTAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A SUSANI
NURATA DISTRICT, UZBEKISTAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the beige ground embroidered with a large and elegant central floral star motif, a ewer flanked with birds above and below, the borders with large floral blooms interspersed with floral quatrefoils within a diamond leaf lattice, modern backed
80 ¾ x 58 ¾in. (205.2 x 149.2cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by the current owner at the International Conference on Oriental Carpets, London, 1983
Literature
Yigal, Y, Suzani. Central Asian Embroideries, Haaretz Museum exhibition catalogue, Tel Aviv, 1986 fig. 17
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Lot Essay

The controlled floral decoration organised around an axis, the use of shrub patterns and the central eight-pointed star medallion of the present susani are typical of pieces produced in the Nurata region, in south central Uzbekistan. Between the diagonal floral sprays one can identify an embroidered ewer flanked by birds, each believed in that region to bring good fortune. A related example is in the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection (Ernst J. Grube, Keshte, Central Asian Embroideries, Station, 2003, cat.14).
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