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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

6.20.2007

Vizard's Antique Suzani Pillows




Rebecca Vizard is a passionate collector of antique textiles. She travels the world looking for 17th, 18th, and early 19th-century fragments, then brings them home to Locustland Plantation in St. Joseph, Louisiana, where the fabrics become pillows. Recently, Vizard began designing pillows made from antique suzanis.

The pillow shown top is made from a hand-embroidered classic Samarkand suzani, from Uzbekistan. The second, also crafted from an old suzani, is backed with chambray. Prices range from around $200 - $600.

For a much smaller price, around $35-$50, Vizard offers the loveliest six inch Christmas stockings made from antique textiles. These usually become available online in the fall.

Related past posts and helpful books:
Suzani Mania
Doris Duke Suzani Collection
Bright Flowers: Textiles And Ceramics Of Central Asia
Textile Style: The Art of Using Antique and Exotic Fabrics to Decorate Your Home
Decorating with Antiques: Confidently Combining Old and New
Doris Duke's Shangri La
Fabric Obsessed
Vizard Christmas Stockings

2 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

I really like that pillow- such happy colors!

beachbungalow8 said...

oh suzanis. i love it!thank you for telling me about this site. my go to site for suzanis (yudan) has not had good follow through. i will go now and check her site out.