Suzani Hand Embroidered “Eastern Star” Pillow Cover from Tajikistan

HoonArts Fair Trade, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is your doorway to the rich and colorful artisan world of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This item is an example of the unique handmade products that HoonArts has carried in the past. Visit the HoonArts website [] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.

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This unique limited edition work of hand-embroidered art will light up your home with the warmth of autumn colors. Direct from master artisans in the heart of the ancient Silk Road, this designer pillow cover features traditional suzani hand embroidery that captures the authentic “Eastern Star” pattern found in historic Tajik ar

  • 20″ x 20″
  • Colorfast cotton embroidery on 100% cotton base
  • Lined for extra sturdiness
  • Fair Trade
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Handwash


Munir is the private handicrafts business of Munira Akilova of Khujand, Tajikistan. Munira also acts as handicrafts consultant and designer for Armughon Handicrafts. Munira began her career in economics and spent 14 years as a university teacher, before she decided to leave the university and turn her embroidery hobby into a full-time business. Whenever she creates a new design, she “always tries to put a part of Zerafshan into it. It means all of products should have Zerafshani ornaments/patterns.” She also thinks deeply about how the product will be used, by whom and when, and then focuses on color. As she explained, “Each piece has its own meaning.”

    Artisan Group: Munir

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    Rikki Quintana founded HoonArts Fair Trade in a leap of faith in 2014, working with master artisans in Tajikistan who had no reliable western outlet for their beautiful handcrafted products. Since then, she’s expanded the business to include products from artisans in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Her long-term fair trade partnerships with internationally renowned artists make it possible to offer unique and authentic handcrafted fashion and home decor items that are not available anywhere else in North America. HoonArts also offers travel tours, live and recorded online experiences and master classes, and other behind-the scenes education, making HoonArts your go-to “Doorway to the ‘Stans.” To see all the HoonArts products on Artizan Made, click here. Visit the HoonArts website for more products and information about the HoonArts doorway to adventure in the ‘Stans of Central Asia.

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