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A SUZANI
A SUZANI

URA TUBE REGION, TAJIKISTAN, DATED AH 1288/1871 AD

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A SUZANI
URA TUBE REGION, TAJIKISTAN, DATED AH 1288/1871 AD
Of near square form, the embroidered decoration consisting of foliate stems bearing floral buds radiating from a central star motif framed with scrolling tendrils, the borders with stylised foliate patterns, with 3ll. of white embroidered Persian inscription in nasta'liq script, on light red ground
109 x 89 ½in. (277 x 227.5cm.)

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The embroidered Persian inscription would translate as 'completion of a piece of work brings happiness, but the end of a lifetime causes sadness' and 'in the year 1288'.
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