Thursday, February 20, 2014

living with suzani

I have been having a huge crush on suzanis for a while and finally have my own vintage Uzbek suzani from ebay. You can also find them on etsy, at some specialty stores and other online stores. They are so visually pleasing no matter how you decide to use them, they will fit your decor perfectly in any style. Vibrant colors and gorgeous shapes immediately add drama in any rooms. Suzanis are colorful embroidered tribal textiles dating back to 18th century. They were traditionally used for Central Asian brides as part of dowries and presented to the groom on the wedding day. They usually have a cotton fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread and are mostly made in pieces, and then stitched together. The most popular and also my favorite Suzani motifs are sun and moon disks and flowers.

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When I put this gorgeous suzani on my bed my dog wanted to test it first :) You can see the seams that hold large pieces together and miss-matched shades of colors in the picture. I kinda like that!

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#Moroccan hammam bucket from lovely @hivernage ! Planning to use it as a trash can or to hold some #fouta towels in my #bathroom or I may use it for some fresh cut #flowers :) #moroccanhammambucket #eyelet #decor #interiordecor #boho #bohemian #suzani #nofilterneeded

I posted these two photos of my table before but, I wanted to repost them to show my suzani. I intended to use it on my bed first but, then decided not to. It is so big, it would entirely cover one of my walls. Unfortunately, I don't have a wall space to hang it so, it ended up on my dining table for now :)

I wanted to share some pictures mostly from my Pinterest that shows how suzanis are used. These textiles are so eye pleasing with their vibrant colors, I hope you see beauty in them;

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Suzani as a table cloth in this gorgeous whimsical dinning room.

Here some suzanis are used as throws or bed covers in these fabulous bedrooms;

via honestlywtf

suzani as bedcover paired with cameroonian juju hat via the
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As bed cover paired with a gorgeous juju hat.

via alamodeus

In love with everything in this bedroom!

The suppressed hippy in me says this is the coolest bedspread ever!
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If you are not into vibrant colors here are gorgeous muted colored suzanis complementing these serene rooms. In love with that hammered and pierced tin-ware headboard!

via honestlywtf

Bold bedroom white bedding  suzani fabric on the wall silver Marrakesh nightstand
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Who needs a headboard when suzani is on the wall?

via lushnluxe

Love this huge statement piece in a rustic-chic dinning room. I could do this on one of my walls if I had space :)

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Framed suzani displayed horizontally on this wall makes a great focal point.

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A vintage suzani used as a throw from Turkey in this cheerful summer cabin.

Suzani Tablecloth. I would love this as a big flowy, maxi-skirt! Or Curtains!
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This table cloth looks pleasant.

suzani bench, so pretty right there
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Cute bench covered with suzani in the entry.

.I'm so in love with this! Mismatch chairs done right

Suzanis used in seatings make this dinning room joyful for sure.

suzani pillows

Beautiful pillows. You can never have enough of them!

boho fun

In this small bedroom suzani curtains instead of closet doors make a great statement. What a great idea!

How about suzani designed plates,

suzani plates
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Suzani Coasters from FDO Group, Inc.
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and coasters?

How about wearing them?

High Top Suzani Boot
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I don't think I can wear these but hey, they are colorful and cheerful for sure.

You can see how versatile suzanis are... Do you like suzanis, how would you use them?


  1. Hello, I chanced upon ur blog via Pinterest a few weeks ago n could not stop myself from reading all ur post till one sitting!!!!! Love ur home n style. The pics you post are pure eye candy and what u find shopping at Home goods/ ebay....Sigh!!! Can I tag along while u shop? Plz PLz PLz...:)

    1. Hi Archana,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and leaving the loveliest comment! I am so happy that you found interest in my posts!:) I really appreciate that! And yes, when can we shop?:)xx

  2. What a beautiful suzani you found! My pets must test and approve new purchases too, especially if they go on a bed, chair or sofa.

    1. Thank you very much! Oh yes, my dog is the quality control patrol around the house:)x