An absolutely stunning early antique Gendje rug in a longer, wider format that often Caucasian rugs from this area were know for. Woven around 1870-1880 the condition is very good indeed, a flat pile but finely woven there is no damage or wear. This rare Gendje long rug has had minimal preservation restoration, with general tidying up of the side/selvedge and fringe areas. The large ‘Boteh’ motifs throughout the main design of the rug are full of colour and life! Using exquisite natural dyes, there is a great deal of variety in colour, please view all the additional images to see how amazing the colours are. The ivory border with the latch hook motifs running down the borders use great dyes too, with some earlier aubergine dye too. These motifs are found in rugs from this area in the Caucasus around Kazak.
A stunning collectable and useable antique Caucasian Gendje long rug, one of the best we have added to our inventory in the last 20 years. Look for the little man in the top right of the rug, he is beautifully drawn and woven!
Gendje is an area surrounded by the regions of Kazak in the area of the Caucasus mountains. A market point for weavings situated on the connecting road from Baku to Tiflis. They were woven in great variety of designs reflecting the influence of the major weaving centres. Woven in fine and coarse manner on foundations of wool and cotton, they vary considerably. Gendjes were made in smaller rug form but frequently in this longer size too. Often their weaves are very similar to Kazak rugs due to their close ties to the area and weavers moving along the caravan route from Baku to Tiflis, Georgia. Like all antique Caucasus rugs from the mid to late 19th century, dyes were quite beautiful and have mellowed and faded to produce glorious colours today.
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