Aqua Pomegranate Suzani Fish Surfboard Art Object

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Gary Linden x St. Frank
Sale $1,795
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Dimensions: 21" W x 5'10" H x 2.5" D

The board is made from polyurethane foam and fiberglass.

Avoid heat and prolonged and direct exposure to sunlight. When transporting your board, always use a board bag. If using your board for decor, please secure it to the wall adequately to prevent the board from falling.

Surfboards are made to order.

This item may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Due to the difficulty of packaging and shipping of surfboards, St. Frank will charge a fee for returning this item. Please contact us for further information.

Provenance

This surfboard brings together the quality of legendary shaper Gary Linden of Linden Surfboards and our iconic St. Frank Aqua Pomegranate Suzani textile pattern. Gary Linden has been a surfer for over 50 years and has been shaping boards for almost as long. He is a founder of the Big Wave Tour and is the oldest active big wave surfer today. This collaboration combines the highest standards of a functional surfboard with artistic expression that can live on the water or your walls.

This textile is inspired by a vintage textile created in Uzbekistan. Handmade in the traditional technique of suzani, the Central Asian textile is embroidered with a tambour hook and characterized by its floral pattern and meandering vines. A specialist known as a chizmachi draws out the suzani pattern and gives each fabric strip to an embroiderer. The finished pieces are then sewn back together. The result, an ornate work created by several hands, features charming irregularities and subtle mismatches that balance out the precision of the stitch. The piece's pomegranate motifs, a common element in suzani embroidery, represent fertility. The flowers and seeds further symbolize fertility and fruitfulness. These textiles are traditionally used as wall hangings or as a woman's marriage dowry.