The Suni Project: Music Preservation

Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939)

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Armenian Rug

Armenian Gendje

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Caucasian Armenian rug made in 1914 in Gendje, in Grikor Mirzaian Suni’s home region. Remarkable for the colors, rhythm, design, and themes. This image can be found on page 25 of the catalogue, “Armenian Rugs: The Gregorian Collection”, The University of Michigan, Rackham Galleries, February 4-18, 1983.

Armenian Rug Replica

Weaver, Dale Johnson of Santa Cruz, California, has woven a replica of the previously pictured Caucasian Armenian Gendje rug. The replica was completed as of November 2003! Dale Johnson is a retired professor of Chinese language and literature.

The Armenian inscription, shown in the below right image, says:

2003 year Armena Ron Siuni

Professor Johnson has woven this rug for Armena Marderosian and Ron Suny as a 2003 replica of the antique (1914) rug.