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 Post subject: Uzbek Suzani ?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:54 am 

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:15 pm
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Location: UK
Hello again.
I am going through the pieces I have so I will be makeing a few more posts. I do not know if I am correct with this one, I feel sure it is not European or Indian. When I found it I thought Egyptian. There are some light stains and some damage in the marked squire, I do not think it makes for the end of the world. Approx 109x109cm and looking very closely at the main cloth I feel it may be silk but not the most fine. As usual all comments welcome.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:32 pm 
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I don't think that it is a Uzbek suzani. It has a more Central/Eastern European or Mediteranean 'feel' about it rather than Central Asia. Not much help as still pretty much a broad brush comment.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:32 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:37 pm
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Location: Austria / Europe
hello honeydarling (?!)

uzbek - no
suzani - no way
egypt - no

european - probably

my suggestion would be somewher towards the balcany (rumania, greece,...)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:11 pm 

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
I would bet on Greek or Macedonian.

 Post subject: Definitely not souzani
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:43 pm 

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Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I agree with all the above.. our museum has a good collection of souzanis and the piece you have here bears no resemblance to them, except maybe for the chain stitching.

 Post subject: Uzbek Suzani?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:47 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:56 am
Posts: 17
Location: Canberra, Australia
I'm with Bill and Udo on this one. Definitely not an Uzbek suzani. My instinct says Greek or Macedonian too, but I'm open to Balkan if Udo has some photos of similar pieces with clear provenance.It doesn't quite feel Balkan to me although my experience of textiles from this area is somewhat limited to the little I've seen brought by migrants to Australia over the past 40 year period. Cheers, Jim

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