Dragonfly belongs to a set of two identical chairs that originally was used in a castle. Dragonfly is an Italian parcel-gilt mahogany side chair from the first half of the 19th century. The front of Dragonfly is upholstered with a Suzani from Uzbekistan. Suzanis are embroidered pieces of cloth made by women in the region of Central Asia. Suzanis used to be dyed with natural pigments extracted from, for example, the root of the madder plant, walnuts, indigo plants, pomegranates and sumac berries. The suzani used for chair Dragonfly has flower motives. Most people believe that the flower motives are symbols of fertility and prosperity.
Dimensions Dragonfly: H90 x W47 x D53 cm.