Here is one of my favorite trends right now, suzanis!
What is a suzani you may ask.
According to wikipedia:
a Suzani is an antique and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asia countries. Its name is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. Art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاری Suzankāri (needlework).
Suzanis can be used for many different decor items in your home based on how bold you are or how brave you are to follow a trend.
The first step for those who like to be a little trendy but not overboard would be just simply adding some fun pillows to your room. Suzani pillows are a great way add a little color here and there.
The next step if you are a little braver would be to throw one over the back of a sofa for a bold statement that will take that boring old couch from bland to brilliant.
You can also hang one on the wall or use one as a table cloth.
Try adding one as a bed cover to spice up your bedroom decor.
And then if you are are really bold try my favorite, suzani as upholstery!
The good news is that even though suzanis are a trend right now they have been around for centuries so they won't be disappearing anytime soon.
For a suzani throw you can expect to pay between $250-$800 depending on the age and size. For suzani pillows you can expect to pay $50-$300 depending on size and how nice the embroidery is or if it's just a suzani print. For suzani upholstery items you can expect to pay around $600 - $4,000 depending on size of item (chair, settee or sofa).
You can find Suzanis online on ebay but it's better to actually see it in person before purchasing. Another Time and Place on Henderson in Dallas, TX carries lots of different suzanis. Also check out Material Recovery on etsy for some really cool pillows, lamp shades and upholstery.
How would you use a Suzani?