SUZANI means embroidery in Persian and is the namesake of my business. It conveys the idea of dedication within the artisan that encompasses craft, weaving, and sculpting clay that imprints a vision. I rely on this vision and commitment to make objects beautiful and desirable. The resulting pieces are not part of a series but the fulfillment of a unique one of a kind process.
I focus on the background of the pieces, made with care, love, and incredible artistry. I am not necessarily looking for something branded and prefer to work with local artisans in every marketplace.
I like to meet with the individual artist and explore their products and process. If all goes well, I befriend the person and start a business partnership. My aspiration with Suzani Designs is to become a virtual, little corner shop that exists in many marketplaces around the world, where people go to find beautiful, unique objects, discover new items, and have a small chat with the owner. Our role is to be a bridge between the experience of creating and you with a focus on originality and charm.
I collaborate on the design process and work with each artist on the creation. I find the objects and influence designs with the experiences from my travels and the global marketplace. I try to curate the process to get what I imagine is the full potential in each object. The artisans I have collaborated with have a fantastic sense of color and proportion; they love their craft. They use their art as a vehicle to communicate with their community and to others around the world.
I hope SUZANI can bring that into your life!