SJ Axelby Suzanis

Suzanis, originating from the Persian word “suzan” meaning needle, are embroidered textile panels traditionally made by Central Asian tribes in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Highly collectable, these textiles had a symbolic significance with designs thought to bring health, long life and good luck. SJ Axelby, inspired by Alexandra’s antique suzanis, has hand-painted her own designs in watercolour and mixed media exclusively for The Tolstoy Edit. A gift of luck and love, available in A4 and A3, these work well on their own or as a collection of four or eight. The A4 prints are also available in zig zag frames by A. Prin.