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  • Vintage Suzani Red Velvet Overnight Bag

    $94.00
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    Just stunning!  This unique bag is made from vintage suzani fabric.  It rocks a beautiful brown leather bottom and trim, and has brass accents.  These older handmade bags from Turkey are of exceptional quality and made from the finest materials.  Zip closure, interior lined in cotton with two pockets.  14”x13”x19"

    A suzani is a large, hand-embroidered textile panel; the word comes from the Persian word suzan, which means needle. Originating from nomadic tribes in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries, suzanis have become highly collectable and valued for their beautiful decoration and fine craftsmanship.  Suzanis have been traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry; the embroidered motifs including the sun and moon, flowers, leaves and vines, fruits, fish and bird were believed to imbue the suzanis with spiritual powers, offering protection and strength to their owners.