A suzani is an antique and decorative tribal textile made in Central Asia. The manufacturing technique, designs and patterning have been around for centuries. Even still, their look is timeless. Perhaps this is the reason we’ve seen this design style inspire so many current design trends. Like quilting, different family members each stitch a section and later all of the sections are sewn together. Things don’t always match up perfectly, which gives a true suzani its charm.
In Michael S. Smith's master bedroom, a vintage and very graphic suzani is used as a coverlet.
This bird’s eye view of Kathryn Ireland’s living room reveals a chair upholstered in a suzani.