Hand Embroidered Suzani Wall Hanging “Butta”, Green on Black
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 [https://www.hoonarts.com] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.
Hand embroidery on cotton, traditional suzani style, made by Tajik artisans at Armughon HandicraftsÂ
Featured at UNESCO Award of ExcellenceÂ booth at 2015 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Embroidery on 100% cotton; handwovenÂ ikat border (60% silk/40% cotton)
Approximately 17″ X 22″
- Hanging rod not included
This hand-embroideredÂ wall decoration has been handmade with love by using local nature friendly materials and methods. It is a perfect gift for a loved one as it carries many special wishes. Every detail in this wall decoration has been carefully chosen and carries a historic meaning and a good wish. Â The tajik word for a wall decoration is suzani, that comes from the word suzan, which means needle. Hanging embroideries on walls has a long history in Tajik art, especially in the Sughd region. The bushÂ is aÂ symbol in Tajik culture for long life.
The embroideryÂ on this item was handcraftedÂ by unemployed Panjakenti women living in the mountainous areas.Â This panno (small wall hanging) is part of ZDTAâ€™s (Zarafshan Toursim Development Association) handicraft project, which aims to both conserve, nurture and develop local art traditions and also improve the life quality of women living in Panjakenti rural areas by involving them in the local economy.
Armughon Handicrafts is the handicrafts arm of the Zerafshan Tourism Development Association (ZTDA) in Panjakent, Tajikistan, just across the border from Samarkand. (“Armughon” means “gift, a reminder of a place” in Tajik.) Â ZTDA works to preserve, nurture and developÂ local art traditions, while also improving the quality of life for women living in the Panjakenti rural areas by involving them in the local economy. ZTDA designer Munira Akilova creates new products that incorporate traditional suzani (embroidery) and quroq (patchwork) techniques and traditional patterns and ornaments from the Zerafshan Valley. As she explains, Â “Each piece has its own meaning, [and] a part of Zerafshan.”Â Several of her designs have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Craft.Click here for more information about Armughon Handicrafts.
Artisan Group: Armugon Handicrafts
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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.”
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