Story - Curated Edition Vintage Suzani

The Story

The Curated Edition Collection is the highest level of our Limited Edition ranges. Each piece is unique and has been selected by Birdie from across the world for its exceptional quality of workmanship, originality and overall aesthetic.

These hand-embroidered Samarkand Suzanis from Uzbekistan, approximately 70 years old, are ideal used as bedspreads or throws.  The pattern is first drawn onto the cotton, before being embroidered on narrow portable looms. They are usually produced in two or more pieces, meaning that they can be worked on by more than one person, before being stitched together. Popular design motifs include flowers, leaves and vines, and the story of each of Suzani is as rich as their colours and as intricate as the designs that cover their surfaces.