Vintage Suzani Embroidered Silk Pillow Cover

Vintage Suzani Embroidered Silk Pillow Cover

49.00 79.00

Suzani is an embroidered and decorative tribal textile from Central Asia countries like Turkey.   Four Tulips on the pillow represent a traditional decorative theme from Turkey.   The base fabric has a vintage feel with the color and variation in the fabric.    A great family heirloom to pass down generation to generation.    Silk Front and Corduroy Back.  Pillow is 18 Inches by 18 Inches.

**Pillow Cover Only.  Pillow Insert not available

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The Story Behind

Found in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.   We were seeking out the traditional Suzani technique, but found it mainly on the traditional cotton fabric.   At Erkan's store, as we were picking out the Ikat pillows - we stumbled upon this vintage treasure!    Textiles in the Turkish culture had so much meaning from the being part of the presentation of the dowry to the groom from the bride and later allowing day to day living happen to trade for necessities when times were hard.    Tulips actually originate from Turkey and Persia, and not the Dutch.    The Turkish had the tradition of wearing the Tulip flower in their turban, and it is the Persian name for Turban - this is where the name for the flower Tulip was realized.