Kyrall (Turkish for "king"). Shyrdak Rug. Shyrdak or felt art, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic Kyrgyz people. Part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. The designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. // text from lavivahomes @ http://www.lavivahome.com/shyrdak/shyrdak-rugs.html?___SID=U
Suzani is the extraordinarily beautiful and intricate embroidery tradition of Uzbekistan. Threads of silk or cotton are dyed vivid colors and stitched into the elaborate designs used to decorate bed covers, table cloths, and other household items.