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Cover or hanging

"Suzani" Nim

W. Turkestan, Southern Uzbek
late 19th–early 20th century

Object Place: Suzani, Turkey (Western)


116 x 155 cm (45 11/16 x 61 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on cotton plain weave/gilded metal cloth trim, figured silk trim, cotton corduroy, and cotton printed backing

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cover or hanging (Suzani) constructed of four panels joined longitudinally. Field: large central stlized blossom, four similar smaller blossoms in the corners, surrounded by stylized leaf and flower bearing branches. Border: similar flowers and branches in a repeat pattern. Predominantly red with polychrome silk yarns on a cream cotton ground. Good condition.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection