Surkhandarya oy-palyak suzani with four moons. "The most important element of the Tashkent suzani is the motif, particularly the central ornament that represented the moon or the sun. Such suzanis were used as dowry and were presented on wedding days." 19th century. Made in Tajikistan.
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