"Antoine" Antique Suzani and Velvet Pillow

Larkin Lane Designs

Combining an antique embroidered suzani from Turkey with a gorgeous green velvet and coordinateing tape trim, our "Antoine" pillow is a stunning example of the beauty created along the Silk Road. 

Down insert included. 16" x 22"

"Suzani" is a term for embroidered textiles that originated hundreds of years ago in Central Asia. According to local custom, a suzani was started every time a girl was born. Each female family member would embroider a different panel of cloth with hand-spun silk. When the girl was of marrying age, all panels would be sewn together, and used as a dowry. With so many women participating in its creation, the suzani became a form of artistic expression and communication for women.

The legacy of the suzani has endured, yet evolved. While no longer used as dowry pieces, the exquisite textiles are still crafted as works of art. Each suzani available at Larkin Lane Designs is a hand-embroidered, one of a kind piece to treasure.

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