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Antique Silk Warp Senneh Oriental Rug and Carpets

 

An antique* silk warp Senneh is a type of Persian rug which is 100 years of age or older.  Silk warp Sennehs are often referred to as "Rainbow Sennehs," or "polychrome Sennehs" as the warp on which the wool pile is constructed upon is comprised of multi-colored silk threads.  The fringe show the true color of the skeleton of these rugs, often colors of which are seen include purple, red, ivory, yellow, blue etc. 

The silk warp Senneh often features a single main medallion in an allover field.  Although repeat patterns have been known to exist, they are few and far between.  Silk warp Sennehs often show crisp pile detail, as high attention to intricacy is evident.  Similar design elements may be seen througout the field of the rug as well as within the medallion.  Colors most commonly found include an ivory field wrapped in an navy border, other colors of which include gold, burgundy, and many other.  


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Sanandaj, Iran is located in the northwestern portion of Iran

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knot count for silk warp Sennehs can vary from 200-400 kpsi, although most of these rugs seem to have closer to the latter.  Silk warp Sennehs are very, very thin rugs, the most common sizes of which are 4x6 to 5x8.  These rugs have very high investment potential when in very good+ condition.

*An antique is most commonly accepted in the oriental rug Industry as a  carpet which is of 100+ years of age.  There are some dealers who claim 80 years qualifies as an antique, which is understandable.  However, the 100 year rule reflects a more conservative evaluation, which is a nod to an old internationally accepted customs law.  To this day, most museums, reputable sellers and collectors alike will only consider an Oriental Rug as being "antique" if it is, in fact, 100 years or older.

 

* Image above as seen on the extensive database of SpongoBongo.com for Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets.

 

Image above as seen on the database of SpongoBongo.com: for Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets.

  

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*An antique Oriental rug or carpet is defined by the Orra (Oriental Rug Retailers of America) as a piece which meets or exceeds 100+ years of age.  This 100 year old rule reflects a more conservative evaluation, which is a nod to an old internationally accepted customs law.  To this day, most museums, reputable sellers and collectors alike will only consider an Oriental Rug as being "antique" if it is, in fact, 100 years or older.

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