Persian Senneh Rug

Description of Design and History

 This excellent Senneh , extremely fine , with its exquisite Almond-variant patterning and distinctive field proportions, represents the best type of the town’s period weavings, from which few acceptably preserved items of aesthetic merit have survived. The four point pastel red centre medallion is covered with a beautiful dark blue rosette elements. The main border of this example consists of cream cartouches in pastel red and decorated with lily flowers and rose flowers. Interesting are the mirror borders which are different and decorated in different flowers, to give extra beauty to this lovely piece. This exquisite rug has a pile clipped to paper thin fragility, with the knotting as fine as the Senneh workshops could achieve. A masterpiece of carpet artistry, definitive of this most ambitious central medallion Senneh approach.

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