You may have never heard the word “Suzani”, but you’ve most likely seen the pattern. This embroidered motif can be spotted in some of the best-outfitted homes. It conjures a graphic, bohemian vibe and has recently been popping up all over Pinterest and blogs. The word Suzani means “needle” in Persian and is defined as an embroidered tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Traditionally Central Asian brides embroidered them and presented them to their husbands on their wedding day. Nowadays, this design element is used on chairs, rugs, blankets and more—it’s everywhere in the world of home décor. Snag a vintage bedspread from Ebay or Etsy and bring an eclectic edge to your home. I have one hanging above my own bed!
Image via Martyn Lawrence Bullar
Love the use of this bold motif with simple stripes and complementing colors in a bedroom.
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Suzani is a fun way to add some spice to a table setting. I could see this table covered with Middle Eastern snacks!
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I think I want this to be my bedroom. I love the color palette of persimmon and indigo blue against creamy white.
Image via Elle Decor
This image found in Elle Décor shows the softer side of Suzani. It would be a great palette for a little girl’s room!
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You don’t have to love color to embrace this trend in your home. A neutral palette works too and looks so sophisticated!
CREATE YOUR OWN SUZANI STYLE RUG!
We brought the Suzani textile design to life by combining a few stencils that evoke the same touch of the traditional, handmade look. We used a short pile, wool rug for this, but any hotter pile wool, nylon or polyester carpet will work.
1. You will need Colorant in Orange Candy, Merlot, Pink Fizz and Stencils: Better Basics #1, Happy Daisies #1 & #3, Fleur de Lis #3
2. Vacuum your rug, lay flat and place Better Basics stencil in the center.
3. Cover center of stencil and spray Merlot colorant, dab stencil and remove.
4. Tape the back of the middle upper piece of the Fleur de Lis #3 stencil.
5. Cover upper parts of Fleur de lis stencil and color with Pink Fizz as shown.
6. Now move stencil down making sure is lined up, cover bottom part and spray Orange Candy.
7. It should look like this.
8. Repeat Pink Fizz shapes around Merlot Circle as shown.
9. Now Start adding your flowers in Horizontal lines and Vertical lines, use a ruler to help you align your stencils.