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Homestyling101: A Colorful Fabric Pattern Suzani

So what makes a print a Suzani? This decorative tribal textile from Central Asia is an ancient pattern.

While on my shopping hunt for multiple client projects, I have quickly fallen for the Suzani pattern that I am seeing everywhere!

While Suzani is my new love, it is far from new! This decorative tribal textile from Central Asia (countries like Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan...no Borat jokes, please!) is an ancient pattern. In fact, the oldest surviving Suzani's around are from the early 18th and 19th centuries but it has dated back to the 15th century.

So what makes a print a Suzani? Some common elements of the Suzani pattern are sun and moon disks, scrolling vines, tulips, carnations, irises, fruits and sometimes fish and birds. What makes my heart go pitter-patter are the vivid colors coupled with the swirly vines which just seems to breathe life into a room. Check out the photos of the guest room in Kathryn M. Ireland's home with an antique Suzani pillow. (You might know her from a little show called Million Dollar Decorators!)

Pictured is also one of the Suzani patterns from Kathryn M. Ireland's glorious fabric line. Those colors are soooo insane!

Just in case that is out of your budget....there are some affordable Suzani for the home featured in pillows, curtains and even rugs.

Disclaimer: I am not being compensated by any person or company mentioned in this blog....these are all my own thoughts and finds....although if they would like to compensate me...I love being compensated in products! ha, ha!

For more information about decorating services, please call Joanne Palumbo of Homestyling101 at (914)-420-6506 or email us at homestyling101@yahoo.com. Check out her Website and Blog.

Photos via:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/8082184/asian-inspired-suzani-print-red

http://search.zgallerie.com/search?keywords=suzani

http://www.kathrynireland.com/wp/fabric/mexico-meets-morocco/safi-suzani/

http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3596641

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Yorktown Tattler March 06, 2012 at 04:02 AM
You have a very sprightly style of writing, Joanne.
Vicky March 08, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Hi there. Did you know that Tajikistan also has suzani as part of its hertitage. The embroidery technique is different to ones used in Uzbekistan. Have a look at our website sohsa.nabwt.tj for some inspiring designs from the different regions of Tajikistan. The site is in Russian, but there are plenty of photos and open it with google chrome and it should translate it for you. Enjoy! Vicky

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