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CAUCASE (Gendje) – 133

The carpets are characterized by simple, angular designs and saturated (intense) colours. Genje carpets most often have designs composed of octagons, stars, or three geometric medallions arranged on the carpet’s longitudinal axis. Typical colours are blue, dark blue, and madder red. Old Genjes are made entirely of wool, but newer examples have piles of coarse wool knotted onto cotton foundation weaves.