Nurata Suzani Rugs

Examples of Nurata Suzani Rugs & Carpet

Nurata is a town in Central Uzbekistan. It is at the point where the Nurata range tapers out and meets the desert. The Nurata range is the southern ridge that makes the Ferghana valley. There is a large spring noted for it's miraculous powers and its fishes.

Nurata Suzani are sometimes compared to Mughal designs. I think it auspicious to remember that Babur (Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur), founder of the Mughal Empire came from the small principality of Andijan east of Nurata further up the Ferghana valley.

Examples:

Suzani Nurata Embroidery, mid-19th century


Suzani Nurata Embroidery, mid-19th century

Size: approximately 7ft. 4in. by 5ft. 9in. (2.23 by 1.75m)

Condition: oxidized browns, extensive losses to ground, now sewn onto fabric backing, minor losses, stains.



Suzani of Nurata Circa 1800


Suzani of Nurata Circa 1800

Notes: An early silk embroidery on cotton fabric, executed in clear and glowing colors. Some parts carefully restored; embroidered areas with some losses; backed with cotton cloth.



Nurata Suzani

Nurata Suzani



Nurata Suzani From Shiv Sikri

Nurata Suzani From Shiv Sikri

Region: Central Asia>Uzbekistan>Nurata

Item Type: Textiles

Condition: This is an old textile and is frayed on the sides, worn and stained.

Description: To anyone who has looked at this group of textiles, it will be apparent that the simplicity and elegance of this piece is in distinction to the often busy and somewhat loud colorations found in the suzanis that usually pervade the market.









The Wertime Nurata Suzani Bukcha

The Wertime Nurata Suzani Bukcha

Size: 76cm x 76cm / 2'6" x 2'6"

Region: Central Asia>Uzbekistan>Nurata

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets>Bags and Trappings>Bokche

Period/Date: 19th century, mid (1834 - 1866)

Materials: silk & cotton

Structure/Technique: embroidery

Condition: very good (some repair in the center).

Description: The use of negative space in this rare Central Asian embroidered boqcheh is bold and powerful. The visual impact of this work of art far exceeds its modest dimensions. This is a piece for a serious collector or for anyone looking to decorate a home or office with something out of the ordinary.



Nurata Suzani, first half 19th century

Nurata Suzani, first half 19th century

Size: 173cm(W) x 265cm(L) / 5'8"(W) x 8'8"(L)

Region: Central Asia>Uzbekistan>Nurata

Item Type: Textiles>Wall hanging

Period/Date: 19th century>first half (1800 - 1849)

Condition: Excellent