Silk Road Splendor

Khans, Nomads & Needlework
Suzanis and Embroideries of Central Asia
by Russell S. Fling
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ISBN: 978-0-9898202-0-2

Not just a book with beautiful images (although it has plenty of those), Khans, Nomads & Needlework delves into Central Asian culture, which produced these fascinating embroideries.   Historical influences, existing literature, and technical analyses are pieced together to achieve greater rigor in dating and locating the source of these suzanis, hats, bags, … plus a few other wonderful surprises.

Contained within:

  • Global timeline with parallel entries of key names and events in Persia, Central Asia, Mughal Empire, China, Russia, and steppe nomads
  • 85 embroideries, including examples from most production areas and types
  • 12 unique pieces never before published
  • 340 color illustrations
  • 60-plus images of people
  • 42 monochrome illustrations from mid 19th century
  • 210 terms in glossary
  • Bibliography with 160 references
  • 3 maps
  • 401 end notes
  • Full index