My Suzani

Bear with me – this will be my last word on suzanis (for a little while at least). Just wanted to say that my chair obsession led me to buy my own suzani. Ebay has loads. Slight problem though…the bloody internet distorted the colour!! So I’ve basically spent a lot of money on something I didn’t really want :-(. It’s not all bad. The design I liked is still there. And most of the colours are true. BUT I thought I’d be getting a white background. Instead it’s beige!!! That’s a HUGE difference! Let me try and explain it a little better:

This is what I thought I was getting:

Please tell me the background doesn't look white to you...

But this is what I received…

A DECIDEDLY beige background!

A close-up just so that there’s no confusion!

Suzani close up so you can see that it is definitely beige!

Don’t get me wrong…I still like it. But I LOVED the picture that I literally bought into!! This has taught me one thing though…next time I go shopping for suzanis, I’m going directly to Uzbekistan. I’m not kidding either…maybe next year…(the fact is that travelling through Central Asia has always been on my bucket list)

Anyway, in the meantime, I have to decide what to do with it. It’s certainly not big enough for any upholstery work (i.e. for a suzani chair), so maybe I’ll use  it as a wall hanging. It comes with straps on the top end of the suzani, which I imagine were placed there from when it probably did hang up on a yurt!! Knowing me, it’ll take me another year to get it up. Rest assured, when the suzani is up in my house in all it’s glory, I’ll post a picture here!


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One Response to “My Suzani”

  1. Sue Says:

    It’s gorgeous! Look forward to seeing what you are going to do with it!

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