Rare vintage five-moon oy-palyak wedding suzani from Surkhandarya. Surface is entirely stitched on silk. "The most important element of the Tashkent suzani is the motif, particularly the central ornament that represents the moon or the sun. Such suzanis were used as dowry and were presented on wedding days."
Ahmad Sardar and Andrew Galuppi travel a lot. From Timbuktu to Samarkand, or wherever their clients send them, they monopolize overhead bins with carry-ons full of market finds from the across the mosquito-filled globe. Their philosophy is a contemporary take on luxury in which the handmade and the artisanal play a pivotal role.