Vintage Suzani Pillow- Red

Raisa

Embroidered with hand-spun silk in Turkey, this Suzani pillow is truly a work of art. With a brilliant red background, this pillow features a loose floral motif, and a beautiful combination of colors. The reverse side of this pillow is a neutral cotton with a hidden zipper.

16" x 16"

"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 is a hand-embroidered, one of a kind piece to treasure.

At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects each silk from the Turkish artisans themselves. It is an honor to support this centuries-old craft and bring it to the modern home!


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