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Sat, 28 May 2016 13:00:39 +0000
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community
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<img width="640" height="857" src="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CHSDM-1955-133-18obvMattFlynn-700x937.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Bed cover (suzani), 19th century, Anadolu, Turkey, cotton, embroidered with silk in chain and Bokhara couching stitches, Gift of Provident Securities Company from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker, 1955-133-18" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset="http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CHSDM-1955-133-18obvMattFlynn-700x937.jpg 700w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CHSDM-1955-133-18obvMattFlynn-224x300.jpg 224w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CHSDM-1955-133-18obvMattFlynn-170x228.jpg 170w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" />Suzani, meaning “of needle” in Persian, are large-scale embroideries central to Central Asian domestic culture. Young girls learned to sew at an early age, often beginning to work on textiles intended for their own marriage dowries. Suzanis were considered the most important textiles in a dowry. Indicators of skill and family wealth, they were status...
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