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A SUSANI

SHAKHRISABZ AREA, UZBEKISTAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A SUSANI
SHAKHRISABZ AREA, UZBEKISTAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the central field with repeating garnet and blue floral sprays, the border with a dense floral frieze with large flower heads between two registers of scrolling floral tendrils, with original backing, the ikat borders with diagonal stripes
100 x 74in. (254 x 188cm.)
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Lot Essay

The present susani displays an elegant lattice of controlled floral sprays in vibrant colours. This unusual Shakhrisabz example is not embroidered with the well-known ‘four-to-one’ medallions but shows in its central field a motif more commonly associated with the Nurata region. However the flamboyant and intense floral patterns that typify production from the Shakhrisabz region are easily seen in the elegant borders of this impressive panel. See for instance the borders to a Shakhrisabz susani formerly in the Vok Collection which sold at Rippon Boswell, 12 March 2016, lot 152. Another example with similar borders is published Franz Bausback, Susani, Stickereien aus Mittelasien, exhibition catalogue, 3-13 April 1981, Mannheim, pp.42-43.
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