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Antique Genje rug

Circa 1880
184 × 91 cm 6’ x 2’11”


A very rare small and narrow size antique Genje (Gendje) rug, coming from the town of the same name in the Caucasus Mountains. The main border design are patterns of stripes found in rugs of the Shirvan and Daghestan districts. As they are several centuries old, they may be derived from Armenian patterns, to which they show kinship. Both patterns are at times reversed as the result of copying. Genje weavings are famous for their stripe design, which we can see in the centre, often used in brilliant colours in the minor borders too.  The yellow and blues with stylised flowers are extremely pretty.

Woven with stunning colours from around 1880, the condition of the rug is outstanding too.  Soft wool and in original condition it is a sweet collectable and rare Caucasian rug.  Please view all the additional images of this beautiful rug.

The name Gendje also refers to the mountainous area surrounding the town.  West of the Caspian Sea with the Black and Caspian Seas to the East and West, Gendje is situated on the main road connecting Tbilisi (Bilisi), the capital of Georgia and Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Gendje is situated between other famous Caucasian weaving areas of Shirvan and Kazak which made it a centre for trading and marketing these tribal rugs.

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  • Purchase this tribal Caucasian rug online and we shall safely deliver it to your home, with our excellent anti-slip rug underlay which is included in the price.  Or contact us to view it at our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey or to request further images.
  • If you are not completely satisfied with this antique rug we shall of course refund you in full once the rug is returned to us.
  • Free Shipping throughout the UK and we use a well-respected International Shipper for Europe and Overseas, as we have shipped carpets to Hong Kong and Australia in the past.
  • Members of The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and LAPADA since 2008.  Adhering to their strict guidelines and our carpets and rugs are independently vetted at their antique and art fairs every year.
  • We professionally wash all our carpets and rugs, plus our expert restorer who has over 30 years experience will secure fringes and sides if necessary.
  • Request a home visit to view this vibrant antique rug in your own home, let us know a preferred day and time to see you.  As we have travelled all over the UK visiting customers, up to Scotland, Ireland and even France and Belgium in Europe over the last 30 years.

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