Our inspiration this season for Bedeck “Suzani” bed linen was taken from the flamboyant traditional embroidered textiles from central Asia known as “Suzanis” ...... these beautiful, highly decorative patterns are currently bang on trend!!!
The focus for our colour direction was based on Iznik tiles and the concentrated tones of cobalt, royal, navy, through to azure, jade and deep turquoise; when printed on our luxurious cotton sateen, the vibrancy of these colours really come to life and further enhance this stunning design.”
[ Taken from Wikipedia ] –
Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzanis usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulips, carnations, and irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds.
Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day.