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Antique Silk Senneh rug

Circa 1850
190 × 139 cm 6’2” x 4’6”


A rare silk rug from the mid 19th century, this finely woven all silk Senneh rug has exquisite early dyes, deep burgundy, pale blues and indigo blues and pale large central medallion.  Senneh weavers were not famous for producing silk rugs, they tended to weave with wool on a cotton foundation.  This early piece may well have been commissioned for the western market and export.

Dating around 160-170 years old, it does have condition issues, with damage to the sides in areas and fringe/ends too, with missing elements of design.  In the centre we can see evident wear and one larger area of damage.  We have secured this damage by sewing fabric to the back of this fine silk rug to prevent the holes from getting worse.

This silk rug is more suited to being used as a wall hanging or for display in a bedroom where it receives little or no traffic.  As obviously it is fragile, but the main body of the rug is solid and foundation is very good and lots of silk pile still visible.  Please view all the additional images to see this special rug up close.

Senneh or Senna, now called Sanandaj which is the capital of the Kurdistan province in Persia produced a variety of exceptional and decorative pieces by Kurd weavers in the late 19th century. Fine Senneh carpets, rugs and runners are often delicate in their design and their distinctive, weaving technique. Varying in design from all over floral shrub designs, Gol Farang designs and medallion patterns, their colours are often blue, red and using natural ivory wool.

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We offer the professional service of viewing any of our rare antique carpets & modern rugs in-situ by appointment or you are very welcome to visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey. By requesting a home visit, you can choose a convenient day and time to see this exceptional rare Silk Senneh rug.

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