Very beautiful, rare and unique antique Zusani wall hanging from Uzbekistan / Afghanistan.
Antique Tribal Footman Uzbek Handsewn Hand Embroidered Suzani/Textile/Patchwork Wall Hanging. The fabric mix is cotton, silk, velvet, ikat in one color and printed. The patchwork squares are framed with hand embroidery.
Basic material : cotton fabric
Embroidery thread: silk and cotton
Dimensions : 175 x 130 cm
Condition: There are cracks and some fading (see photos). Otherwise it is in good antique condition.
An embroidered Uzbek footman is one of the most coveted pieces in a collection of oriental textiles. It is handcrafted in one piece with silk on woolen fabric. At the wedding ceremony, the boktsche, such as the wrappings from Central Asia, is said to have been used to keep bread or a Koran bag warm, and later to be used to store the woman's personal belongings.
A truly remarkable antique Uzbek textile of unusual qualities.
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