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
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 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.
One or more example(s) photographed above courtesy Dilmaghani & Co.
inventory of their NY Oriental Rug Warehouse
or NY showroom of Oriental