chair great bear
Great Bear is a chair from the third quarter of the 19th century. Great Bear is adjusted to MOMIQ design and is covered with a Kelim fabric from the city Malatya, Turkey at the front. Kelim is the term for a special weaving technique of rugs that are made of wool. The back of Great Bear is covered with a Suzani fabric from Uzbekistan. Suzanis are embroidered pieces of cloth made by women 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. Kelims and 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.