Senneh Kilim Rugs

    Although the city and district of Senna lies near the Turkish border, the rugs made there are distinctly Persian and rank with the Tabriz and Kirman as to quality. Some of the modern rugs show a tendency to degeneracy, but as a class they have kept wonderfully true to traditional patterns. The background is usually white, although sometimes of an ivory tint the pear pattern, generally small (but sometimes on a large scale, three or four covering the entire field), is used, or the fish part of the Herati design covers the centre with occasionally a medallion in the middle. The warp is always cotton and the pile closely trimmed, the borders usually three in number, the centre stripe broader and flanked by the narrow ones, the latter generally containing some form of the meander.


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