Vintage Suzani Pillow, Turkey
Vintage patch: red cotton with chain-stitch embroidered floral-like suzani design, threads appear sun-bleached. (also shown: a lovely yellow w/ navy linen)
One-of-a-kind pillow made using the highest quality cotton linen and a unique suzani textile from my private collection.
This suzani is rudimentary, as if someone’s first attempt at the traditional dowry item from Central Asia. I stumbled on an amazing dealer of vintage textiles, a tiny, yet fantastic shop still there today, in a far corner down a little alley and up a stairwell of Istanbul’s fabled Grand Bazaar.
18 x 18
Cotton, with embroidered (vintage; origin: Turkey)
Heavy cotton Linen pillow
Hidden zipper closure
20×20 inch, 90/10 down insert
Dry Clean Only
My collection of vintage textile pillows are constructed locally by a retired seamstress who lives just outside of Boston proper.