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Antique Ganja (Genje, Gendje, Gendge) rug, "Ancient Ganja" design, Azerbaijan

Lot: 253
Genje, Colourful diagonal stripes with double S-motifs cover the field of this antique village rug from the Genje region in the Central Caucasus. The white-ground main border shows polygons decorated with four crescents, the two dark brown secondary borders contain small solid crosses set into a double vine. Original selvedges, somwhat reduced ends. Minor repiled areas, several small holes, otherwise in good condition.
Origin: Central Caucasus
Size: 171 x 131 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 4.800,00
Literature: EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, nos. 171 and 172 *** OAKLEY, PENNY, Oriental Carpets and Textiles. London 1987, no. 19


Catalogue: Major Spring Auction
Rippon Boswell
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010 at 03 PM