Lot 7
 

TAJIKISTAN, CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven silk, hand embroidered with silk thread, double-sided
34.5 x 37.5 n (88 x 95.5 cm)


Suzanis are valued for their sense of colour and design aesthetic, and the fineness of their stitching. The small but exceptional present lot is an exquisite example of all three. It is an extremely rare piece of double-sided embroidery, known in India as dorukha. The delicate stitches, executed on a green silk background, display the remarkable needlework skills and creativity of the maker. The centre shows a combination of abstract flowers each framed by a creeper. The borders, within which are flowers and creepers, vary in size, with opposite ones being similar. The piece is not symmetrical and that only adds to its charm. The present lot, a nimsuzani, was possibly used as a scarf or a wrapper for gifting or keeping valuable possessions, or could even have been a cradle cover.




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  Lot 7 of 82  

WOVEN TREASURES: TEXTILES FROM THE JASLEEN DHAMIJA COLLECTION
19-20 OCTOBER 2016

Estimate
$3,790 - 5,305
Rs 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

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