A beautiful and striking suzani beshik (baby cradle) cover from Surxondaryo (Surkhandaryo), Uzbekistan.
Perfect as a wall hanging, framed up, bed and sofa throw or anything you like.
Will look great in a boho and eclectic home or a contemporary interior.
▪︎145cm x 128cm (57" x 50.5")
▪︎mid 20th century
▪︎mix cotton and silk
▪︎kanda-khayol and basma stitches
**stains in few places but in good vintage condition.
Suzanis were traditionally made by brides and their mothers as part of a dowry, and presented to the groom on his wedding day. They represented the binding together of two families, and were adorned with symbols of luck, health, long life and fertility.
They were used to decorate walls, bed and sitting areas.
This piece however was made as a cover for a baby cradle, hence the slit holes, used to hang on the post of the cot. The last picture shows the typical Uzbekistan's baby cot with the two posts at the top where the suzani would have hung from.
*pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.