Friday, January 07 2011
Celebrate the Look of Hand Embroidery and Global Style With Gorgeous, Versatile Suzani Prints.
Last week when I presented ikat fabrics, I made a brief mention of suzanis. Suzanis have been burning up design blogs for at least five years, and thus their beautiful hand-embroidered patterns have been borrowed and evolved into printed products. This is a bit ironic, as the word suzani means "needle" in Persian, and the whole point of them was carrying on a tradition of showing off one's needlework skills and adding personality to each unique piece of fabric. However, we're not going to get all mired down in that, we're just going to admire them and look at how Houzz designers are using them.
View more here: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/104757/list/Textile-Traditions--Using-Suzanis-in-Your-Decor