Wall hanging "susani". Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara Emirate. 19th century
The art of embroidery was distinguished for peoples of Central Asia. They used silk threads and different kinds of base - cloth, silk velvet etc. Different kinds of traditional domestic staff were decorated with embroidery: wall hangings and bags, clothes, headdresses, yurt bands, details of horse’ and camels’ decoration, purse, pouches etc. Settled Uzbeks and Tadjiks people called embroidered pieces - suzani. Embroidery craftsmen from Bukhara and Shakhrisabz made magnificent and luxurious curtains in which the supreme gifts were wrapped. Red color and abundance of floral patterns always connected with infusive force of fire, power of nature that eliminates danger and brings luck and prosperity.