Asian orchards

The very root of the art resides in Ferghana Valley and spreads across from there. Suzani is yet again having their moments in the Sun! While the origins date back to the 18th century or maybe even more, these hand-embroidered textiles are digging up a place in the heart of many modern bohemians and calling for a resurgence of sorts.

So what exactly is Suzani you ask? 
The Persian for the word is ‘Suzan’ which means ‘needle’ and ‘suzanikari’ meaning needlework.
The history of the textile talks about how these hand-embroidered pieces tell the story of a mother’s love for her daughter, and are laboriously created for her daughter’s dowry for her wedding day to bring wellbeing into her marital future. As the daughter grew up, her dreams could be seen woven, embroidered and captured so beautifully well in these fabrics, and the richer, the more intricate and colourful the work was, the higher the woman would end up earning esteem and respect in her new husband’s family and her community.

While there are common motifs and patterns in various central asian countries that still practice the art with a little bit of deviation, each region in Uzbekistan- Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Ferghana and other- has had their own patterns and designs.

While there are common motifs and patterns in various central asian countries that still practice the art , the most popular ones include the Sun and the Moon disks, tulips, carnations, irisies, vines, leaves and fruits, often pomegranate came under the botanical category, moving on to more lively creatures like fish and birds.

tribute-to-Suzani

Vajor pays a similar tribute to the Suzani art in our latest collection, ‘Asian Orchards’, that embodies the character of the original character of the art, in a magical language of motifs and colours. These garments display printed motifs taken from the ancient textile art. The silhouettes are travel friendly with visages that exhibit quirky motifs with little embroidered surprises. It is designed keeping in mind holiday travel to exotic destinations and looking your vibrant best.