Thursday, November 15, 2012

Win A Suzani Cushion And Get Inspired


I have a soft spot for home textiles. And I certainly love traditionally produced and locally sourced pieces from around the world. Today I would like to take you to central Asia, to be precise to Uzbekistan, the home of traditional Suzanis and Ikats. 

The colourful designs, rich patterns, handmade embroideries add textures and interest to any home. Sometimes the bold designs and vivid colours could be scary, but don't be afraid, a Suzani or Ikat cushion could be blended into nearly every interior. Whether you go for a statement piece in a rather monochrome home (think of a white room, grey hues, black and white interiors) or you decide to go eclectic and bold like in the first two pictures by my fellow blogger and impeccable stylist Justina Blakeney, handmade Ikats and Suzanis from central Asia will definitely add interest to your home. 

A crucial fact when sourcing traditional textiles is its origin. I love to learn where the textile comes from, how it was sourced or produced. And I've found a great source for you: the Etsy shop Ikatsuzani. There you will find handmade pieces, new and vintage ones, all sourced from Uzbekistan. It can't get any more original. 

So my friends, be brave! Be playful! I'd like to give one of you the chance to try it in your very own home. Thanks to Ikatsuzani shop you can win the Suzani cushion cover as shown here. It's a Lumbar vintage Suzani that is hand-embroidered and rich in colours. All you have to do is visit the Ikatsuzani Etsy shop and leave a comment here under the blogpost telling me which piece is your personal favorite. 

The giveaway is open worldwide and runs till coming Thursday! Go for it, friends!

Photography: Coffee table and bedroom by Justina Blakeney, all other pictures via Ikatsuzani

37 comments :

  1. Great picks for how to bring in Ikat and Suzani into one's decor. Loved the vintage Ikat pieces with that silken touch the most.

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  2. I like the Eclectic Vintage Hand Embroidered Suzani in Teal Turquoise Magenta Black Burgundy Red.

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  3. fab post! I love the ikat polka dot the most and couldn't decide if I like the yellow or the pink better!

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  4. The cushions look beautiful! Love the bedroom too.

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  5. Ohh, I've been wanting a Suzani for years now... if only I could afford such nice things! I've always loved the Samarkand Suzani in red, maroon, and black one, simple but beautiful.

    moongazer515 (at) yahoo .com

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  6. Wooow, I love ALL the products.. they are so colourful and full of happiness! But if I have to decide, I would choose the Silk Hand Embroidered and Hand Woven Suzani From Bukhara :)

    *Katja*

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  7. Such a nice giveaway! And beautiful product and post to introduce them.

    If I could pick one it would be the Lumbar Vintage Suzani Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover ( Red, Yellow, Teal, Green) 16'' x 22

    xxx

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  8. Eclectic Vintage Hand Embroidered Suzani (Wall Hanging, Bed Cover, Sofa Throw) Teal Turquoise Magenta Black Burgundy Red 79.5'' x 40''
    this is my absolut favorite.

    Ich bin sozusagen Schockverliebt um den Satz von einer Bloggerkollegin zu benutzen!
    Elke

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  9. They are so colorful! It's difficult to choose... But Lumbar Vintage Suzani Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover is my favorite... :)

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  10. I think I have to say that the cushion you are giving away is my favourite, that red colour and the pattern in beautiful. It would fit so well on the neutral leather sofa in the TV room. I also like the black antique hand embroidered ones.

    Common luck! ;-)

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  11. Love it Igor! My favorite is a vintage pastel Suzani throw
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

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  12. I like the style!Remind me summer and exotic trips!
    Oh and congrats for the e-magazine!

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  13. i looooooooooooooooove the Extra Long Red Tribal Suzani Lumbar Vintage Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover ( Red, Yellow, Mint Green) 18'' x 36'' My flat is absolutely empty. This cushion will bring me joy!

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  14. that shop is awesome. I love the embroidered textiles most. I couldn't really decide which one catchs my attention., but for now it is the extra long red tribal suzani lumbar vintage hand embroidered pillow cover. absolutely beautiful.

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  15. I like how the colors really pop on the Antique Hand Embroidered Suzani Pillow Case with Natural Linen Backing (Pink Coral Mustard Yellow Black Cream) 18 '' x 18''. Beautiful job of coordinating the colorways to make them so unique!!

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  16. It is so easy to fall in love with all of the designs in this shop. My husband is Turkish and we love having items of Middle Eastern origin around the house. I have definitely fallen for this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91204072/silk-hand-embroidered-pillow-cover-green

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  17. Hello all!

    How did I not know about Suzani before!! These cushions would make an amazing stand alone piece on one of my Ercol chairs...just the style i've been looking for. If you knew me, you'd know I have a rather big obsession with textile furnishings!

    For me I think this beautiful set of dusty brown/grey cushions are my fave! I love the subtle muted tones, colours that are echoed all around my house. But how could I choose, there all so devine!

    Hattie xo

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  18. Heres the link to my FAVES! http://www.etsy.com/listing/99284554/set-of-2-light-brown-grey-uzbek-silk

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  19. I am lying on my bed with my laptop on the lap while thinking: Wow, I wish that bedroom could be my bedroom. So beautiful! However I will go for it.

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  20. I like them all, but I love the colors in this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/111394053/eclectic-vintage-hand-embroidered-suzani

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  21. It was so hard to pick one (like picking your favourite kid!) but my heart really resonates with........Extra Long Red Tribal Suzani Lumbar Vintage Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover ( Red, Yellow, Mint Green) 18'' x 36'' (and I'm biting my lip not to mention my other favourites).
    Like your blog and thanks for sharing! Wonderful. Would look great in my Gypsy wagon (yes, I have one in my frontyard).

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  22. I love the floor poufs! Such beautiful motifs, hope to be a lucky winner!

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  23. I have no idea how I would fit this into my home but I LOVE this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108094266/pure-silk-1970s-vintage-uzbek-kat-lumbar

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  24. OMG, i like this one the most: Extra Long Red Tribal Suzani Lumbar Vintage Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover ( Red, Yellow, Mint Green) 18'' x 36''

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  25. My favorite has to be the Shahrisabz Fully Hand Embroidered Floral Pillow Cover. I love the bright colours of the other pillows, but I so appreciate all the handwork on this one!

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  26. Nice! My favorite in the shop is http://www.etsy.com/listing/111394053/eclectic-vintage-hand-embroidered-suzani

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  27. Ooooh, these are lovely! My fave item from the shop are the 1970s traditional Russian floral pillows - I love anything floral! My fingers are crossed :-) Laura @highstreethome

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  28. Love these!! Especially this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/99230325/large-lumbar-vintage-suzani-hand which is more or less like the one on the giveaway, so I really hope it makes it all the way here :) Great Giveaway by the way!!

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  29. I love textiles. With a passion!!! Colors, time, expression, of long or short stories. My favorite, 1950-1960 extra large and long pillow case. Silk threads, with cream button back 20 by 52. Your page makes me happy.
    Thank you.........

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  30. What an awesome giveaway!!! That bedroom looks dreamy! My favorite is this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/108129360/silk-vintage-ikat-pillow-cover-lumbar I love florals but when it comes to Ikat I just can't resist! I hope luck is on my side! Have a happy day!

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  31. A great giveaway!

    Love the cushion on offer. Very Happyinterior:)
    Here's my favourite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98474119/hand-woven-silk-uzbek-ikat-lumbar-pillow

    Great etsy shop. Thanks for introduction.
    Fingers crossed.

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  32. I love this

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113388105/1970s-vintage-traditional-russian-trade

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  33. I fell in love with almost every piece of their textiles, oh oh oh! But finally was able to select one of them to be my favourite (ha, but still hungering all of them) :

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/111394053/eclectic-vintage-hand-embroidered-suzani

    Thanks for this grrreat Etsy-tip, Igor!

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  34. My husband is from Mexico where the tradition of handmade textiles is very old. I am in love with the saturated colours. They make an interior very happy.

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  35. Oh, me, me! Pick me!!! :D

    I ADORE Suzani textiles. In fact just this morning, I was looking for a bedspread similar to the sumptuous blue one in your photo above (right).

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

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  36. Thanks everyone for your comments! I have drawn a winner by random.org and it is comment no. 10 - thus the winner is Latte Lisa!! Congrats! Please send and email with your details to happyinteriorblog@gmail.com.

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