GENDJE PRAYER RUG
2' 11" x 4' 6" Late 19th Century
GENDJE PRAYER RUG, Southern Caucasian
2' 11" x 4' 6"
Late 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) This highly original antique Caucasian Gendje Niche Rug twill undoubtedly bring a smile to the face of everyone who looks at it. Its irresistible charm is completely contagious as if somehow we are in joyful conversation with the weaver when we look at it. Partially the unabashed naïveté of its cute, inventive border design and unusual, over-scale use of the crab design in the field are quite entertaining. The weaver’s comb and dancing diamonds and dashes above the niche contribute to the merriment. Imagining the father collector coming across this piece is not hard as he took in both its jubilant character and its collectible qualities: a wide and pleasing range of tones, ingenious display of motifs, and excellent condition for its age. Suffice it to say, its small size does not diminish its memorable impact. Learn About This Rug Type