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Antique Senneh Kelleh

Circa 1860
447 × 213 cm 14’7” x 6’11”


An exceptional, early antique Senneh kelleh, dating from circa 1860-1870 the weave is extremely fine indeed.  This amazing large corridor carpet has a small scale all over Herati design, which in early carpets from the 16-17th century depicted two fish swimming around a water-lily.  Rugs in the 18th-19th century had this design stylised which resembles two leaves around a flower. Dyes are stunning with a rich yellow border, with faded blue and pink flowers in the border too. Deep dark blues for the background which almost change to black in places and vibrant reds, oranges and hints of purple for the design.

Condition is really fabulous, with a wonderful soft wool pile and no significant restoration, some preservation to the ends and sides, as you would expect on a carpet dating over 150 years old.

If you would like to request a home or showroom visit we can show you this outstanding Senneh carpet in person. We travel all over the UK helping customers and interior designers find beautiful carpets for homes, plus our barn showroom is open Monday to Saturday by appointment only.

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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.

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 Senneh carpet.

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