I'm proud of to offer the beautiful Suzani from Samarkand region. Silk embroidery on cotton fabric. Lined with cotton too. Excellent condition. Size: 86 x 80 in / 218,4 x 203,2 сm Such design traditionally calls melon sprouts in Samarkand. Rosettes were placed in rows, at equal distance one from another, in strict order one under another and thus formed horizontal and vertical rows.Whirling leaves with scrolls are braded flower rosettes. The whole composition made an impression of something dynamical, streaming. A rosette in Samarkand called lola, "a tulip". However, the initial meaning of this word was forgotten long ago; seamstresses understood it as the name of a round floral motive. The following names of rosettes - Oy (the moon) accustomed in Tashkent, and Oftob (the sun) accustomed in Bukhara.Cross-shaped four similar figures surrounded by leafs carries the meaningful name of Chorchirok, a four-wick oil lamp throwing light toward four sides.Central Asian oil lamps - Chirok - are also known well either due to numerous archeological discoveries or among ancient household appliance: they were applied for household purposes till the appearance of kerosene lamps just in the last quarter of the 19th century (in urban localities only). There were several options of chirok lamps-one-wick, with oval or round oil storage. Chirok lamps were made of earthen or metal (cast iron or bronze). Apart from their purely household functions,Chirok lamps also were used for the reason of rituals: a burnt Chirok lamp, for example, was led around the heads of a fiancé and a bride under their first wedding rendezvous. Apparently, exactly this thing was depicted at embroideries and subsequently acquired the traditional form of vegetable ornament and kept prototype traces in its name. In such form, chirok is combined,for example, with the motive of "kitchen knife" that plays the role of "a leaf" while chirok play of profile flowers connected with "the leaf" by elongated stem. Thank you!
UZBEK SILK EMBROIDERED SUZANI ANCIENT SYMBOLICAL DESIGN WITH MELON SPROURS & LAMPS FROM SAMARKAND A11546 AM-A252A107