Stock: Central Asian and Chinese Rugs and Textiles

Bokhara Suzani

Bokhara Suzani Uzbekistan circa 1850 Size: 248 x 172 cm Suzani, a term which is derived from the Persian word for needle, describes a type embroidered panel made in Central Asia. Suzani were traditionally embroidered (usually silk on cotton) by the women of the bride’s family. The bride herself would over several years have completed a ‘suite’ of embroideries....
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Baluch prayer rug

Baluch prayer rug eastern Persia circa 1900 Size: 148 x 93cm For devout Moslems, particularly those who led a nomadic existance, the prayer rug or kilim was often their most treasured possession and the highest expression of their religious aspirations. It was the sacred space upon which they prostrated themselves, facing Mecca, and prayed seeking a level of awareness...
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