A little background: Suzani originated in what is now Uzbekistan, where the Silk Road connected the cultures of Europe, Turkey, China, and the Muslim world. Central Asian nomadic tribes produced many amazing textiles and suzani were no exception. They served many uses in the home and were often part of a girl's dowry.
The word "suzani" comes from the Persian word for needle or needlework, which makes sense since the patterns are created by embroidery. Chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches are most often used, along with couching stitches.
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If you're interested, here are a few more resources about the history and the making of suzani.
All About Suzani
Persian Carpet Guide