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Antique Ganja (Genje, Gendje, Gendge) rug, 19th century, Azerbaijan

Lot: 216
Genje, A field design of multi-coloured diagonal stripes in light, beautifully patinated colours, decorated with double S motifs and small birds. Red, green, yellow and blue octagons, interspersed with arrows arranged in pairs, decorate the white-ground main border. Wide minor borders with reciprocal trefoils. The lower end finish has been restored and both upper corners have been replaced. The selvedges have been renewed in places. Low spots in the pile.

Origin: Central Caucasus
Size: 227 x 124 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 4.800,00

Catalogue: Major Spring Auction
Rippon Boswell
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM