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Rare Pair of antique Senneh runners

Circa 1870
676 x 120 cm 22’2” x 3’11”
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A very rare and exceptional pair of antique Senneh runners from the north-west or Persia, circa 1870-1880 with stunning natural dyes from this period.  One runner measures 676 x 120 cm and the other is 673 x 120 cm. The delicate all over shrub design on the main field with an ivory background, it has been executed beautifully.  Crisp colours and a soft high wool pile, this pair of runners are a rare masterpiece of weaving from this era.  The smaller minor borders are lovely rich reds, with a darker blue almost black main border, flowing green small vines and red flowers make up the design.  In unbelievable condition, magnificent wool with a lush wool pile.

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A single runner of the same type and quality sold at Christies auction in 2018 for £15,000 plus premium. To view it please click here.

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 these exceptional rare pair of antique runners in situ.

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