Gendje Rug

ID
16370
Age

1857 - 1866

Origin

Genje, Central Caucasus

Size

105 cm x 180 cm

Price

2500 €

Info

Wool and goat pile, symmetric knot. A cheerful, happy, rug with good scale. One of the yellows is in fact a faded mauveine, the first of the purple aniline dyes invented in 1856. It is almost always mistaken for a vegetal yellow. It was first manufactured in 1857 (and I'm sure a portion of the first batch found its way onto the silk route immediately) and was replaced by other aniline formulas less than 10 years later. This dye is the least prevalent of the several anilines that followed. These fade out to either a slightly off ivory or more usually an ugly grayish tint.

Category
Rugs and Kilims