Suzani rugs are embroidered by hand, and originated in Uzbekistan. Women usually took a piece of material to the tribe elder, and they would hand draw a design on the fabric. The rug was divided into 4-6 different strips and then divided amongst family members. Each strip would vary in color and the patterns were often slightly mismatched.
They work well in a modern home as a tablecloth, or can be made in to pillows. One day, I hope to make it to Uzbekistan to admire their amazing craftiness. (And hopefully get some Suzanis of my own!)