Experience the timeless beauty of the Caucasus Mountain region with this antique late 19th century Caucasian Gendje rug. This wonderful piece features a polychrome octagon border adorned with eight pointed stars, a symbol of happiness and fertility, and one hand motif that serves as protection against the evil eye. The center showcases a lovely regimental stripe in alternating colors with a repeated tribal motif that conveys a sense of tradition.
Handwoven with care and precision by a skilled weaver, this rug is a true work of tribal art. It has a wool pile and foundation obtained from local sheep in the area and the intricate design and use of natural vegetable dyes create a rich and vibrant color palette, making it a beautiful statement piece. This fantastic rug is unique and reflects the personality and creativity of the weaver.
This rug may be very worn, but it still exudes a sense of charm and character that can only come from over a century of use. As a piece of history, this beauty is not only eye catching, but also tells a story of local rug-weaving traditions and captures the essence of the weaver herself. Bring a shabby chic vibe to any space with this one-of-a-kind rug that is sure to be a conversation starter.
Low pile, worn, with a floppy handle. Wool on a wool foundation. Handwoven with vegetable dyed wool.
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