chair columba livia
Columba Livia is the original name for a rock dove
Columba Livia is an antique nursing chair from the second part of the 19thcentury (1850-1900), also known as a ‘chauffeuse’. The front has been covered with a Suzanifrom Uzbekistan. Suzani is the Persian word for needle. Suzanis are embroidered pieces of cloth made in the region of Central Asia. They are an important part of a girl’s dowry and are also used for decorative purposes in Central Asian households. The suzani used on chair Columba Livia shows flowers and birds. Birds symbolize liberation and freedom. The birds connection to the sky is also considered as a supernatural link between heaven and earth.Most people believe that the flower motives are symbols of fertility and prosperity.